Security body supports biometrics

Wednesday, 14 April 2004, 7:32 PM EST

The Security Industry Authority (SIA), a Home Office body that regulates the private security industry, is using biometric technology to authenticate its users.

The SIA has eliminated password logins and provided its 100 users with a special mouse that scans their fingerprint before allowing access to the system.

The agency says the technology, from ISL Biometrics, will improve the security of its information.

By Emma Nash at vnunet.

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