M2SYS announces February’s #biometricchat on biometric ID in developing countries

February 14, 2013 - 

M2SYS has just announced its next #biometricchat, to take place next week, on February 21 at 11 a.m. EST with a focus on the use of biometric identification in developing countries to help bridge the identity gap. This month’s guests will feature researchers Alan Gelb and Julia Clark.

Gelb and Clark recently published a working paper entitled Identification for Development: The Biometrics Revolution,” which looks at the increasing use of biometrics in developing countries and considers advantages, limitations and market conditions that can dictate success or failure.

During the #biometricchat, Gelb and Clark’s research and conclusions will be discussed and the researchers will share their predictions on the future direction of biometric identification, especially as it applies to third world development.

This #biometricchat comes at a good time, as third world deployments of biometric technology are at an all-time high.

A recent Biometric Research Note suggests the need for highly secure identification and personal verification information systems is becoming increasingly important, especially in the banking and finance in emerging economies.

If you’ve got questions you’d like to ask Gelb or Clark or have something you want to add to the conversation, send an email to marketing@m2sys.com and they’ll try to work it into the chat.

Read Gelb and Clark’s working paper on the Center for Global Development website.

To participate in the twitter chat, follow the #biometricchat hashtag on 11 a.m. EST February 21.

More information is available on the M2SYS website.

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