Watching how Amazon Go works is so much fun! If you have not yet seen it click here. PSD2’s Two Factor Authentication threatens to spoil the party for Amazon’s plans to use that format in Europe. Two Factor Authentication requires all payments to apply two of the following three in approving a payment:
Something that only the customer “Knows”: a PIN or Password would qualify.
Something that only the customer “Possesses”: a Smart Card, In the case of Amazon Go: the phone.
Something Human: Only the User is: so his or her Voice, IRIS or other Biometric method.
With facial recognition technology at its evolution AmazonGo can achieve 2-factor authentication with: the users phone and an automated IRIS scan at the check-in gate!