Sunday October 06, 2013

MasterCard Joining Push for Fingerprint ID Standard

MasterCard has joined the FIDO Alliance. No, it doesn’t mean the company is going to the dogs, it means MasterCard will now research the mechanics of using biometric data as a principle identifier for cardholders.

The addition of MasterCard will help FIDO expand its standard to more types of transactions. The company's experience handling the multitude of existing payments-industry standards will also be valuable.

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