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Three Biometric Authentication Risks You Can’t Ignore

Published: 09 January 2020

ID: G00377944

Analyst(s): Kaoru Yano , Ant Allan


Biometric authentication is receiving increased attention, but significant privacy and technical capability risks persist. Security and risk management leaders tasked with identity and access management need to focus on technology evaluation, data protection and compliance, and process design.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Weigh Trust, TCO and UX/CX for Each Use Case Before Choosing a Biometric Method
    • Authentication Method Maturity
    • Presentation Attack Detection
  • Establish a Close Relationship With Privacy and Business Leaders
    • Who’s Responsible for What?
    • Transparency and Consent Management
    • Justification and Impact Assessment
  • Avoid Choosing an Easy Backup Method

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