With the expansion of the Internet, there is an increase in the facial recognition of biometric information, including information generated for purposes for facial recognition technology.


What is Facial Recognition?

  • Facial recognition refers to the technology capable of identifying or verifying a subject through an image, video, or any audiovisual element of the face. Generally, this identification is used to access an application, system, or service and it works like a face scanner.
  • It is a method of biometric identification that uses that body measures, in this case, face and head, to verify the identity of a person through its facial biometric pattern and data.
  • The technology collects a set of unique biometric data of each person associated with their face and facial expression to identify, verify and/or authenticate a person.


Biometric Facial Recognition Uses Cases

  • Face identity recognition uses focus on verification or authentication. This technology is used, for example, in situations such as —
    • Second authentication factor, to add extra security in any log-in process.
    • Access to mobile applications without a password.
    • Access to previously contracted online services (login on online platforms, for example).
    • Access to buildings (offices, events, facilities of any kind.
    • Payment method, both in physical and online stores.
    • Access to a locked device.
    • Check-in in tourist services (airports, hotels…).


Benefits of Facial Recognition

  • A fastest process: facial recognition allows for fast and smooth remote identity verification.
  • User experience: facial recognition systems offer a unique, smooth, and fast user experience, avoiding the need for time-consuming office visits or video conferences and wait times.
  • Security: Like fingerprints or voice, each face is unique and has inimitable characteristics. Facial recognition systems, programs, or software compare through facial biometrics and facial recognition algorithms.
  • Compliance: Facial recognition through video identification is the only method recognised as a standard for remote identity verification for high-risk operations (opening bank accounts, signing contracts, etc.).