Gemalto has started the world’s first EMV biometric dual interface payment card. This will be used for both chip and contactless payments. It will Use fingerprint recognition instead of a PIN code to authenticate the cardholder. Gemalto to Launch EMV Biometric Dual Interface Payment Card
The customers place their fingerprint on the sensor and a comparison is performed. Comparison iss performed between the scanned fingerprint and the reference biometric data securely stored in the card. The biometric sensor card does not need an embedded battery.
Gemalto to Launch EMV Biometric Dual Interface Payment Card
Furthermore, the basic theme behind the creation of this card is that biometric data should always remain in the hands of end users.
Nassir Ghrous, SVP Banking & Payment for CISMEA Region said:
Customers using this technology will be first in the world to enjoy biometric convenience on a contactless payment card. Gemalto’s biometric sensor payment card iss designed to provide maximum security and data privacy. Using biometrics for contactless payments iss a natural move as it fits in naturally with the gesture used to pay. It allows a better user experience, enabling higher transaction amounts without entering a PIN while benefiting from the convenience of contactless”
Stelios Trachonitis, Card Centre Manager from Bank of Cyprus said:
In order to bring seamless authentication to the banking sector, Gemalto has leveraged its extensive expertise from secure government documents and leadership in biometric applications. Our customers will benefit from this innovative payment solution with the peace of mind that their biometric data never leaves their hands.”
The card activation process iss designed to protect data privacy. The fingerprint template captured during the enrolment process iss stored only on the card.
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