Financial Times: RWR CEO Comments on Sale of EyeVerify by Ant Group

As report­ed by Tab­by Kinder and James Kyn­ge of the Finan­cial Times, Chi­na’s Ant Group is plan­ning to sell its U.S. sub­sidiary, Eye­V­er­i­fy, a bio­met­ric secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny that was ini­tial­ly pur­chased in 2016. Ant Group, along­side Eye­V­er­i­fy, had pre­vi­ous­ly come under scruti­ny by the U.S. gov­ern­ment, as addressed in com­ments offered by RWR CEO Roger Robin­son. He notes in the arti­cle, “Eye­V­er­i­fy was being tar­get­ed by some in the pre­vi­ous admin­is­tra­tion as a source of data secu­ri­ty concern…Moving to pro­tect the per­son­al data of Amer­i­cans will prob­a­bly con­tin­ue under Pres­i­dent [Joe] Biden for both polit­i­cal and secu­ri­ty reasons.”