IRS To Track Taxpayer Behavior, Movements Through Phones – Nextgov

When taxpayers use online systems, the IRS really wants to make sure the people accessing information are who they say they are.

“BioCatch collects behavioral metrics—i.e., left/right handedness, pressure—while a user is interacting with eAuth without impacting user experience and establishes a profile for the user,” IRS contracting officers wrote in the statement of work. “Once this profile is established, this data is used to detect fraud on subsequent login attempts and to prevent account takeover during the user’s session.”

… BioCatch was selected for its behavioral biometrics and fraud reduction capabilities to be tested with eAuth.”

CONTINUE READING at NextGov.com — IRS Testing Behavioral Analytics to Verify Online Users – Nextgov

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