Australian tax office to introduce facial recognition technology

Australians will soon be able to access services from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) using facial recognition technology. This is after the Australian government selected the company iProov to provide a liveness solution for Australia’s national digital ID. ATO will use iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance that integrates secure facial biometric scans through a mobile app. Once a person is verified, they will be able to access services such as tax returns, accessing health services and applying for benefits.