Biometrics Institute issues results of annual industry survey to members

July 20, 2015 - 

The Biometrics Institute has released full results of the 2015 Industry Survey to its members, which provides insight into various trends and key developments in the biometrics industry.

The sixth annual survey was distributed via email to all members and other key stakeholders as well as media contacts (a total of 5,000 individuals altogether) in May, before closing in early June.

This year’s survey saw a response from a record 341 individuals from around the world.

“The use of biometrics to access mobile devices was seen as the most significant development in the biometrics world over the last 12 months and this is expected to develop further into the use of biometrics to make mobile payments over the next few years,” said Isabelle Moeller, chief executive of the Biometrics Institute.

“The survey results confirm that the current and significant issues around privacy and data protection and the need to build consumer trust in biometrics is at a critical stage in the adoption of biometrics. The Biometrics Institute has put these issues at the top of their agenda.

“The Biometrics Institute also continues to work on the development of an industry Trust Mark, with the aim of giving consumers confidence in the responsible use of an identity product or services. Creating consumer trust in why their biometric information is being collected and how it is handled, stored and potentially deleted is essential for the success of this industry.”

Biometrics Institute members can now view the full report, for free, from the website resource library.

The Biometrics Institute will share a portion of the results at the next USA Member Meeting on September 15 in Washington DC, the Biometrics 2015 Conference on October 13-15 in London, and Showcase Australia 2015 on November 18 in Canberra.

Previously reported, the Biometrics Institute announced it has reached a total membership of 182 organizations, which represents a total of over 650 individuals from around the world.

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