Multimodal biometric firm BioID has released a new authentication service based on the OAuth 2.0 authorization standard and the company's own BioID Web Service (BWS).BioID says that the OAuth service offers “privacy by design”, with biometrics stored anonymously and completely separate from any personally identifiable information.”Unlike passwords or tokens, biometric recognition with liveness detection assures the user's presence during registration and authentication. The current release supports face recognition, with OpenID Connect, voice recognition and one-time password (OTP) support planned in subsequent releases”.The service requires no UI development or hosting and little or no development is required, noted the firm, adding that it avoids using any biometric data in the same way that payment gateways avoid touching credit card data. “Online service providers of all kinds are using the OAuth 2.0 protocol, and most developers are familiar with it, so the learning curve is short and integration takes place quickly and simply,” said Ho Chang, CEO of BioID. “Now online services have an even easier way to offer strong, convenient authentication through face and voice biometrics.”