TSB has announced the launch of iris scanning as part of its mobile banking app security.  Available to customers with certain Samsung devices from this September, TSB is claiming a market first.

Fitting in with the direction of travel of greater use of biometrics in cyber security defences, in very broad terms businesses need to remain alive to:

  • any changes in their data collection practices as a result of the introduction of new technology
  • any further information that they need to provide to users as a result
  • any steps they themselves need to take to protect the new information

particularly in light of the new data protection rules that come into force on 25 May 2018.  These require businesses to look much more closely at the impact on privacy and data protection of changes to the way that business is conducted, and really emphasise the concept of privacy by design.