UK government appoints new biometrics commissioner

The UK’s Home Office recently announced the appointment of the governor of Sheffield Hallam University as the government’s new biometrics commissioner. According to a report in Police Professional, Professor Paul Wiles has taken over the role from Alastair MacGregor QC, who has completed his three-year tenure. Professor Wiles has previously worked as an academic criminologist at a number of universities and until 2015, he served as an advisor to the Sentencing Council. Wiles was previously the chief scientific adviser to

Biometric ID for Government

Biometric ID for Government August 2 – 4, 2016 Washington, DC Innovative tactics and strategies to advance security measures and achieve mission-critical results. This must-attend government focused training has been designed to showcase current biometric trends, future technologies and how government agencies can implement them to achieve mission-critical results. Pre conference workshop day: Tuesday, August 2 | Main two-day training: Wednesday, August 3 -Thursday, August 4

Biometrics-as-a-service: Making identity fraud prevention truly globally accessible

Some form of identity theft is at the heart of most financially-motivated fraud. Identity fraud and its derivative crimes cost banks, retailers, healthcare providers, governments, and ultimately consumers and taxpayers around the globe hundreds of billions of dollars every year This whitepaper can be downloaded — free of charge — and the reader can learn more about cloud-based biometric identity proofing and authentication services for mass markets.

ID4Africa 2016 – The 2nd Annual Government Forum on Electronic Identity in Africa

ID4Africa 2016 The 2nd Annual Government Forum on Electronic Identity in Africa May 24-26 2016 Kigali, Rwanda ID4Africa 2016 – The 2nd Annual Government Forum on Electronic Identity in Africa Following a successful launch in 2015 which brought together over 300 stakeholders in the identity space, ID4Africa 2016 returns as bigger and better than before! The annual forum and expo focuses on digital identity and its application for driving socio-economic development in Africa. It provides a unique opportunity for African

11th Government forum on electronic identity

How National eID Can Support Delivery of Public and Private Sector Services 1-3 December, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh The 11th Government Forum on Electronic Identity, organised by APSCA, is an annual event focused on national electronic identity and its related applications. The forum is Asia’s largest annual meeting for government agencies that issue national electronic identity cards, manage population registers, work with citizens’ electronic identities and facilitate the delivery of eGovernment services and benefits to citizens. In 2015, the theme

FIDO Alliance introduces new government membership

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance has introduced a new class of membership for government agencies in which they can actively participate in the development of FIDO standards. The new government membership program was designed to appease government agencies looking to engage more directly with the FIDO Alliance, as well as represent government’s particular interests in securing cyberspace with FIDO authentication. U.S. (United States NSTIC/NIST) and UK (United Kingdom Office of the Cabinet) governments are the first to join as

Identity Management Symposium

April 21-22, 2015 Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA Forensics and biometrics provide DoD and Federal Civilian Organizations with critical capabilities help to identify threats, reduce costs, and target valuable resources where they are needed. Advances in identity intelligence allow for discovery of unknown potential threat actors by connecting individuals to other persons, places, events, or materials, analyzing patterns of life, and characterizing their level of potential threats to US interests. The Government is actively seeking improvements to current

IQPC unveils lineup for Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement conference

International Quality & Productivity Center has unveiled the speaker lineup for the ninth annual Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement conference, held January 26-28 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington Texas. Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement is the only biometrics event designed to exclusively cater to the unique needs of federal government and local law enforcement. The conference will focus on the future of biometric initiatives and technology, delivered by a lineup of speakers spanning DHS, the

Airport biometrics will pose a challenge to CIA in Europe

The introduction of biometrics to enhance border security in the European Union will pose an operational challenge to CIA operatives, according to a secret intelligence report released by WikiLeaks. According to a now released secret document entitled “CIA Advice for US Government Operatives Infiltrating Schengen”, current travel throughout Europe is relatively easy, because persons without official government positions are not required to carry visas. However, next year, a new entry-exit system in the European Union will be put in place

UK Biometrics Commissioner releases annual report

UK Biometrics Commissioner Alastair R. MacGregor publicly released his first annual report yesterday. The Biometrics Commissioner is independent of the UK Government. His role is to keep under review the retention and use by the police of DNA samples, DNA profiles and fingerprints. The post was created in 2012 under the Protection of Freedoms Act. His report for 2013-2014 was submitted to the UK Home Office in November and a copy was provided to the UK Parliament on December 16.