According to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, voice biometrics technology has taken a big step forward in strengthening its privacy and security measures with the help of new encryption.
Voice Biometric Encryption, a process that securely binds a PIN or a cryptographic key to the speaker's voice recognition (not speech recognition) offers newer, better security.
Says Michiel van der Veen, general manager at Philips priv-ID Biometrics:
“If you start thinking about using sensitive biometric information in all kinds of applications, it means that your biometric identity is exposed in all kinds of commercial solutions and can suddenly become available to a whole lot of people.. The current solutions already respect privacy and adhere to strict guidelines. But when you add privacy solutions like we are offering today, then you basically make privacy inherent."