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Mastercard Statement on Iris Scanning Technology

Samsung announced today the world’s first authentication technology using iris scanning technology on a mobile phone to verify online purchases. One of the new, innovative features on the Samsung Galaxy 8 phone is iris scanning technology, enabling the phone to offer the latest biometric modality to Mastercard Identity Check Mobile users, popularly known as Selfie Pay.

This technological expansion gives consumers even more options to authenticate their purchases when shopping online either with a fingerprint, face and now iris scan.  Mastercard Identity Check Mobile completely eliminates the need to remember multiple complex passwords, making online shopping simpler and safer than ever before. The Mastercard solution is available in 16 markets including the U.S., Canada, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the U.K. It will continue to be made available worldwide in phased rollouts throughout 2017.Flickr Photo: MasterCard Identity Check: Fingerprint Biometrics