Digital Identity Glossary
A glossary of terms related to biometrics is presented below so that the user may resolve any queries related to the meaning of the terms used on our website.
256-bit encryption. It is the most widely used encryption by companies today. It is the most secure type of AES encryption and allows for information to be encrypted to prevent hacking.
Anti-Money Laundering. Closely related to KYC. It is a fundamental regulatory framework in user identification that seeks to prevent money laundering in user-company relationships and transactions.
Process in which a person’s identity is verified and their data safely accessed.
Identification technology based on the person’s fingerprint. It works by placing the fingerprint on a sensitive device that scans, reads, and compares it with a database.
Technology used to identify or authenticate through voice biometric patterns. Samples of biometric patterns of different voices need to be collected beforehand.
Analyses a user’s cognitive behaviours on digital media.
Technology used to verify the identity of the person through an image of their face.
Identification technology that focuses on the periocular zone of the person, meaning all the differential features that we find in the face in the part closest to the eyes. It includes the upper and lower eyelids, eyebrows and part of the forehead and temples.
Know Your Customer (KYC)
Is the process which starts the relationship between the customer and the company. This process must be secure. It is the practice carried out by companies to verify the identity of their customers in compliance with certain legal requirements and current regulations.
Passive facial liveness
This technology distinguishes between a real person in front of the camera (or any other recognition method) and a photo or video in which the same face appears.
Near Field Communication. Wireless communication technology which facilitates the exchange of data between devices. It is frequently used in the financial sector.
Optical character recognition. This is a process that extracts the text with an image or document.
process in which companies incorporate their clients and users quickly and securely thanks to biometrics.