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1. (WO2013156800) AUTHORIZATION SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/156800    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2013/051015
Publication Date: Fri Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 23 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: G06Q 20/20
G06Q 20/40
Applicants: POWA TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Inventors: WOOLF, Jeffrey Moss
INGRAM, David Paul
WAGNER, Daniel Maurice
Title: AUTHORIZATION SYSTEM
Abstract:
The invention provides an authorization system comprising a mobile communications device for use by a merchant, the mobile communications device having a camera or other sensing function, and a server for storing data relating to card details of a customer of the merchant. At a first transaction event involving the customer, a first photograph of that customer is taken by the camera function and first data representing the first photograph is sent to the server, where it is stored. At a subsequent transaction involving the same card a second photograph of the customer of this subsequent transaction is taken by the camera function and second data representing this second photograph is sent to the server; the server compares the first and second data using face-recognition software; the server then sends to the mobile communications device an indication of the goodness of the match between the first and second data. A sufficiently good match constitutes a positive authorization.