Everyone’s fingerprints, handprints, and facial features are uniquely their own, but companies are becoming more intrigued by this personal information of ours.
Tech giants like Facebook and Amazon use biometric data for everything from tagging you in a photo by recognizing your face to purchasing items without cash or a card. However, our biometric data is extremely valuable since it's unique to us, and experts say the more it's used, the more it can become compromised, and we'd have to pay the price.
“Biometrics is the ultimate way of proving you are who you are,” Morey Haber, the chief technology officer at BeyondTrust, told Lifewire over the phone. “The problem is that you can’t change biometrics once it’s been compromised.”