Biometrics Institute Showcase Australia to discuss border security, identity management

November 16, 2015 - 

The Biometrics Institute announced it will host the Biometrics Institute Showcase Australia conference and exhibition, held in Canberra on November 18, which will address the use of biometrics in border security, physical and digital identity management and trust.

The one-day event enables members of the biometric community to share and exchange information and feedback, while providing Biometrics Institute supplier members the opportunity to showcase their applications, services and products.

“While we have seen a lot of interest in the use of biometrics for authentication and identification in consumer applications and financial services, biometrics for border security remain high on the agenda”, explains Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute. “Over 130 industry experts will meet in Canberra this week to share best-practice in the use of biometrics. This is a gathering not to be missed”.

The conference will feature an extensive lineup of speakers including Duncan Anderson from the Attorney-General’s Department Australia, who will provide an update on the National Facial Recognition Matching Capability.

Paul Cross from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Australia will discuss the details of the agency’s existing and upcoming plans for border control.

Tam Shepherd from the Department of Human Services Australia will discuss the future role of biometrics for MyGov, while John Dardo of the Australian Taxation Office will provide an update on how the department is using voice biometrics.

The conference will include technology updates from platinum sponsor Unisys, gold sponsor Daon and several silver sponsors, including a small exhibition area displaying biometric products and services.

Previously reported, the Biometrics Institute released its new privacy guidelines to its members to provide guidance on best-practice for biometrics and privacy.

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