PwC: Device-side Biometrics a Key to Personal Privacy

BiometricsFor organizations considering biometrics as they move away from reliance on usernames and passwords, it’s important to remember that regulation of the personal information that such systems collect (fingerprint patterns, for instance) is becoming front and center for many governments. Fortunately, device-side matching of biometric data is a compelling approach to satisfy key privacy requirements, according to a white paper from PwC Legal and Nok Nok Labs comparing key privacy implications of on-device and on-server matching of biometric data. The protection of personal information like retinal scan or fingerprint identifiers becomes especially important in cross-border personal data transfers, as are the benefits of individual choice and control around such personal data.