UK supermarkets try face-based ID and payment system

From BBC - November 14, 2017

A new facial recognition app from British start-up Yoti could be trialled in two supermarkets, following a deal with self-service till maker NCR.

It would enable shops to check the age of customers buying restricted products such as alcohol and knives, without human intervention.

The free-to-consumer app works by pairing a selfie with an official document such as a passport.

The data is encrypted, and Yoti says that it has no access to it.

Facial fraud

In a statement, Yoti said two UK supermarkets had won approval to try the ID system in 2018.

People enrol in the app by:

The selfie is then linked via the app with a photo-ID document such as a driving licence or passport.


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