Biometrics Institute CEO discusses biometrics use at national borders

The Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller recently penned an editorial that explores both the benefits and challenges of deploying biometric technologies at national borders. The editorial comes a couple weeks after the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency updated the industry on its plans for biometric exit since it issued its initial request for information (RFI), CBP OIT Biometric Exit Acquisition last June, emphasizing that it will “continue to engage with industry regarding biometric exit”. Moeller acknowledges that the

Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference 2017

Asia-Pacific Conference 2017 Dockside, Sydney, Australia Now in its 17th year, the Biometrics Institute’s Asia-Pacific Conference continues to bring together users from key government agencies, commercial organisations and technology partners. The conference provides a platform to share ideas, discuss the opportunities biometrics can offer and discuss potential implementation challenges. This is the biometric industry’s most important annual gathering in the Asia Pacific region, and has an unrivalled reputation for the quality of its speakers. Held over two days, the conference

Biometrics Institute celebrates 15 year anniversary

The Biometrics Institute recently announced its 15-year anniversary of promoting the responsible use of biometrics as an independent international user group. “I joined the Biometrics Institute in May 2002 and what an amazing journey it has been,” said Isabelle Moeller, the Biometrics Institute Chief Executive, “and what great foresight its founding members had when they then predicted that biometrics was to be in common use in the future and that the Institute wanted to be ahead of the game, technically

Biometrics Institute names new members of board of directors

The Biometrics Institute has appointed Adam Hergert from ANZ Bank, Jason Holmes from Heathrow Airport, and Richard Agostinelli from Crossmatch to its board of directors. The new directors bring significant expertise to the board as it looks at the new opportunities and challenges facing the biometrics industry as the adoption of biometrics moves from large scale government enrolment programs to commercial and consumer authentication programs. “It is important that the Biometrics Institute provides expert guidance in this growing area of

Showcase Australia 2016

Showcase Australia 2016 November 16, 2016 Canberra, Australia The Biometrics Institute presents the 2016 Showcase Australia event, to be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra on Wednesday 16 November. This annual event presents the latest biometric applications and technologies in an informal environment with a strong focus on networking. This event provides a unique and effective platform to connect biometric users from key government agencies with technology providers to share ideas and establish the roadmap for securing identity and

Biometrics Institute releases findings from 2016 industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has released to its members the full report on the findings of the 2016 Biometrics Institute Industry Survey. The annual report, now in its seventh year, provides insights into different trends and emerging developments in the biometrics industry. The survey was distributed to all Biometrics Institute members, other key stakeholders and media contacts (approximately 6000 individuals in total) in May and closed in early June. The findings are based on the feedback of over 200 individuals from

Biometrics Institute concerned about French bill restricting the use of biometric technologies

The Biometrics Institute has informed the French Senate and National Assembly of its concerns regarding proposed amendments to the 1978 Data Protection Act which would limit the use of biometric technologies. The Institute`s submission raises concern regarding the broader impacts of restricting the use of biometric technologies, including impeding the development of French and European technologies, especially in the biometrics area. The submission also highlights uses of biometric technologies that are legitimate, responsible and provide economic and societal benefits. In

Biometrics Institute kicks off 2016 industry survey with new questions

The Biometrics Institute has kicked off its seventh annual Industry Survey which invites members and key stakeholders to discuss their perspectives on recent and upcoming developments in the use of biometrics. The 2016 industry survey assesses key trends regarding the implementation of biometrics, including which biometric technologies and modalities are being used. The findings will provide important insights into opportunities and challenges for the biometrics industry as well as highlight key areas for research and development. The survey also serves

FIDO Alliance welcomes TOC as newest member

TOC announced that it is the first Latin American company to join the FIDO Alliance. Founded in 2010, TOC S.A. is a Chilean company specializing in the development of identity verification technologies and applications derived from biometric technology. “We are excited to welcome TOC as our newest Associate member,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “FIDO standards ensure efficient universal authentication across an entire interoperable ecosystem, which provides better security, more privacy, more trade and expanded services

Biometrics Institute updates stakeholders on progress of proposed Privacy Trust Mark

The Biometrics Institute has released a summary paper updating members and stakeholders on the progress of and next steps for its proposed Privacy Trust Mark. The Privacy Trust Mark Summary Paper gives an overview of the two stages completed to date; stage one delivered a feasibility study and roadmap while stage two delivered a self-assessment questionnaire and Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) template which will be trialed as part of stage three of the project. A formal project update will be