Let’s talk about digital identity with Susana Lopes, Director of Product at Onfido.
In episode 23, Oscar talks to Susana about what biometrics enable that other identifiers can’t; the importance of anti-spoofing (liveness); privacy concerns around biometrics and regulatory impact; algorithmic bias in biometrics (including race, age, gender and other demographic differentials) and Onfido’s work with the ICO in this regard.
“Biometrics protect users against themselves in situations where they might not realise they’re under attack”
Susana has a varied background in product management in the B2B space. She has a breadth of platform experience, from web front and backend, iOS, Android and Machine learning infrastructure. Her current role is director of product at Onfido, specifically focusing on their biometric product offering.
Onfido is building the new identity standard for the internet. Its AI-based technology assesses whether a user’s government-issued ID is genuine or fraudulent, and then compares it against their facial biometrics. Its mission is to create a more open world, where identity is the key to access.
For more information, visit: onfido.com or follow Onfido on social media: Facebook, Twitter @Onfido and LinkedIn. As referenced in the episode, you can also find Onfido’s tech blog on Medium here: https://medium.com/onfido-tech.
Onfido is a Ubisecure partner. Find out more about the partnership here – www.ubisecure.com/news-events/onfido-partnership/.
Susana also refers to a NIST study on demographic differentials of biometric facial recognition accuracy, which can be found here: https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/ir/2019/NIST.IR.8280.pdf