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Digital Identity In The Time Of COVID-19

– PYMNTS

  • Report
  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 13 May 2020

A look at the innovations in biometrics and digital identity that have been spurred on by the pandemic

This report outlines the ways businesses and healthcare providers are targeting the spread of coronavirus and minimizing the risk of cybercrime, and how the new technologies could shape our post-COVID future.

“For years, there has been a lot of lip service paid to digital transformation, but COVID-19 is now forcing most enterprises to rethink [their] digital account opening and identity verification processes and accelerate these initiatives in order to survive.”

Alongside the innovative technologies are discussions about their ethics, and how to ensure these powerful digital tools aren’t used to enable surveillance.

The greatest concern is whether the U.S. government will follow in the footsteps of many Asian nations in relaxing protections of citizen’s data to track individuals suffering from COVID-19 and identify those with whom they have been in contact

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