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Are “Selfie” And “Contactless” Biometric Systems As Safe For Our Identities As They Claim To Be For Our Health?

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During this perfect storm called COVID-19, a lot of so-called solutions in the identity management and trace-and-track solutions industries have sprung-up. The common thread linking them together is the proclamation that fingerprint scanners have the potential to infect the individual touching it. Therefore, according to this prevailing wisdom, contactless biometrics is the best thing since sliced bread.