In this year’s Biometrics Institute Industry Survey the majority of respondents said they believed digital identity to be the main area of significant biometric development over the next five years. More than 90% of industry professionals agreed that biometrics will be the key enabler for anchoring digital identity and that there will continue to be significant growth in mobile remote identity verification systems and remote onboarding technology.
The pandemic has been a driving impetus for digital transformation. We have seen increasing interest and usage of digital identity across government, private sector organisations, and citizens, particularly in attaching health credentials as part of a so-called vaccination passport.
This chapter of the State of Biometrics Report covers national identity frameworks, interoperability and re-use, self sovereign digital identities, and ramifications in the real world.
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