DPA required for the processing of biometric data (e.g. finger prints, facial recognition or retina scan technologies, techniques of recognition of vocal emissions etc.) among others:

  • The provision to individuals (i.e. the data subject) of a privacy information notice that not only shall list all the information prescribed by Italian law, but shall also inform them on whether there are technologies alternative to the collection of biometric data, shall mention specific instructions regarding the usage of the device held by the user and shall include signs or warnings where such data are collected for instance in case of access to specific areas;
  • The prior consent from the individuals;
  • The prior notification of the data processing to the DPA, save for some exceptions such as the processing performed by medical practitioners;
  • The implementation of stringent security measures in terms, among others, of
  • obligations of deletion of raw data collected during the biometric capture,
  • usage of encryption technologies for their storage and transfer and
  • usage of mobile device auditing technologies;
  • The storage of such data for no longer than the term required which varies depending on the type of processed biometric data;
  • The notification to the DPA through a dedicated email address of data breaches; and
  • The prior approval by the DPA which will prescribe the measures to be implemented in the data processing whose application shall list specific information.

However, with an order just issued by the DPA together with the guidelines listed above, the DPA prescribed that the usage of technologies of recognition of finger prints, of the topography of the palm of the hand and of hand signatures does not require its prior approval when biometric data collected through these technologies are processed for:

  • Electronic authentication,
  • Access to dangerous areas,
  • Circumstances where fingerprints and the topography of the palm of the hand are used to facilitate the usage of some functioning, and
  • The execution of electronic documents through the so called advanced electronic signature.

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Ansfelden – Sept 15, 2014 – xyzmo today announced a partnership with Moxtra to implement Moxtra’s popular power communication + collaboration SDK for mobile app developers. xyzmo users will now have access to powerful tools like chat, voice calls, to-dos, videos, documents, screen sharing, annotation and voice and visual notes – all within xyzmo’s e-signature apps.

“Users are looking for in-context communication + collaboration experiences to get things done effectively and efficiently,” said Subrah Iyar, co-founder and CEO of Moxtra. “With the Moxtra SDK, we make it simple to deliver such continuous experiences. We are excited to partner with xyzmo to deliver powerful in-app communication + collaboration experiences to their customers.”

“Moxtra enabled us to integrate in-context communication + collaboration experiences into our e-signature apps with only a few lines of code. This integration allows powerful collaboration experiences right from the app in case there are questions about the document which should be e-signed or for support cases. The integration into SIGNificant Signature Capture was very easy and done in days.” said Gerald Cäsar, owner and CEO of xyzmo.

SIGNificant Signature Capture allows you to work with your documents and form templates fully offline, enabling you to complete the data capture and signing process with customers without any server connectivity. A signature captured with SIGNificant is much more than just an electronic image of a digitized signature. SIGNificant records – forensically identifiably – the handwritten signature of a person using all available parameters, such as acceleration, speed, and rhythm. The App supports pressure sensitive pens for the most natural signing experience, palm protection and high-quality signature recording.

The Moxtra SDK is now publicly available at sdk.moxtra.com to developers wishing to embed in-context power communications + collaboration in their applications. The SDK represents the first commercially available, private labeled, embedded service for enabling secure, real-time mobile communication + collaboration within mobile and web applications.

About Moxtra
Moxtra is a mobile-first contextual communication + collaboration cloud platform. The Moxtra SDK allows any mobile or web application on any device to integrate Moxtra platform capabilities to bring contextual communication + collaboration around an app and its content.

The Moxtra SDK allows your users to engage with each other via chat, voice calls, videos, documents, screen sharing, annotation and voice and visual clips without leaving your app.

For more information, please visit www.moxtra.com.

About xyzmo
Xyzmo’s SIGNificant e-signature enterprise platform enables you to choose the best e-signing solution for every channel, business process, and department need, while still maintaining all the advantages of a homogeneous platform. For example, you can deploy native apps for your field agents, browser-based e-signing on signature pads for branch offices, and email documents for end customers to sign online on any web-enabled device. All solutions are built on the same core technology and can be easily integrated with each other. You will find the most important features across the platform. Many features are available server-based and alternatively as stand-alone products.

For more information, please visit www.xyzmo.com.

Wacom_STU-530Wacom Signature Pads are often used in environments where hundreds of signatures are taken every day, e.g. for payment in retail. Thus, robustness is a key requirement for many companies. Several awards from institutions and magazines from various industries as well as customer feedback have proven the quality. Lacking so far was an independent, research-based proof of the robustness of the pads.

Now, a study provided by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and Certification Company, underlines the robustness of the Wacom tablets based on scientific research. Wacom has asked SGS to perform tests with a greater number of signing cycles to check for the possible impact on the surface of a pad. The investigation was on the roughness of the surface.

The results were clear: After 500,000 signings on the pad, there were no scratches visible by naked eye on the pad. Pictures taken by a digital camera showed a surface that could be compared to the initial state of the tablet with one exception only.

For Wacom customers, this means that the STU-530 Signature pad is capable to take half a million signatures with nearly no visible wear. This is unique in the market. If this figure is related to product lifetime, it means that the Wacom tablet surface has a scratch resistance lifetime of approximately 20 years, based on taking an average of 100 signatures per working day. This long, maintenance-free lifetime of Wacom signature pads means a solid investment and a quick Return-on-Invest for companies that use Wacom products.

To run the test, Wacom’s STU-530 Signature Pad had been chosen. SGS set up a mechanical test environment mimicking the actual signature process by writing vectorized electronic signatures on the pad, consisting of lines and circles and being placed in different and varying positions of each sign filed. The load exerted on the pen was about the same as if a real person would have signed. Besides photographic documentation, possible influences on the surface were monitored by using Confocal Laser-Scanning-Microscopy. This method was applied three times: at the beginning, in between and after completion of the tests, confirming the results from optical inspection.

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