Richard Guest participated in a discussion on mobile biometrics and privacy issues in the Business Life online article, get a look here: https://goo.gl/yP5je2.
Dr Richard Guest, a lecturer in biometric engineering at the University of Kent, heads the EU’s AMBER project, which is looking at the use of biometrics on mobile devices. He explains that there was a major focus on biometric research after the 9/11 attacks in the US, as countries sought ways to improve security.
“But it wasn’t until four or five years ago that mobile device companies started putting biometric sensors and systems on their devices,” he says. “That represented a fundamental shift in terms of the use of biometrics. When people such as Apple and Samsung started putting biometric systems onto their phones, it was the largest roll-out that had been seen.”