Microsoft launches facial recognition security feature

06/02/2024 | Microsoft

Microsoft has launched a new facial recognition security feature. The Face Check technology, part of its Microsoft Entra Verified ID platform and powered by Microsoft Azure AI, provides an additional layer of trust to identity verification.

To use the Face Check feature, users take a selfie, which is then matched to the photo from their identity document, such as a passport or driver's license. The feature is expected to be useful in workplace and education settings where identity verification is important. By sharing only the match results and not any sensitive identity data, Face Check improves user privacy while allowing organisations to be sure the person claiming an identity is really them.

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