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NatWest readies behavioural biometrics to comply with new EU payment security rules

NatWest is turning to behaviour-aware biometrics security to comply with tighter European Union payment regulations.

Next year, the EU’s Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) comes into force, which includes the requirement that certain transactions go through additional authentication checks.

SCA, part of the PSD2 regulation, is an extra layer of security designed to prevent fraud and validate that an individual using a card is the actual cardholder.


EU calls for pan-European Covid-19 tracking app

A pan-EU coronavirus health tracking app is needed to protect the privacy of the region’s citizens, Europe’s data protection tsar has said. 

Several European governments have launched Covid-19 tracking applications to help inform social distancing policies and the eventual lifting of lockdown measures.


UK organisations join secure quantum communications pilot

A new pilot project that aims to build the most secure communications infrastructure in Europe has been unveiled, bringing together 38 partners from industry and academia including four UK organisations.

Toshiba Research Europe (TREL), BT, the National Physical Laboratory and the University of Cambridge said they will join the OPENQKD initiative that aims to boost the security of critical applications in telecoms, healthcare, electrical supply and government services.


European Commission releases 7 essential requirements for ‘trustworthy’ AI

AI industry sees new guidelines set by European Commission in attempt to enhance trust The European Commission has called for human oversight and transparency in artificial intelligence-based systems in order to ensure the technology is “trustworthy”. AI technology must also not discriminate, be fair and respect the data privacy of users if it is to… Read More


EU launches blockchain initiative to drive DLT adoption

Blockchain and DLT charter signed by over 100 corporations, start-ups and blockchain associations in Brussels In Brussels today, the European Commission gathered businesses, politicians, and major blockchain start-ups to sign a charter aiming to fast track adoption of distributed ledger technologies. The International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) is the product of the EU’s… Read More



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