Biometrics Institute continues work on proposed Privacy Trust Mark

The Biometrics Institute has been working with Lockstep Consulting on a proposed Privacy Trust Mark since early 2015 and stage two of the project, exploring a set of initial technical criteria sufficient to pilot the proposal, was recently completed. The first stage provided a feasibility and landscape study as well as a roadmap for implementation which confirmed strong support for such a mark. Lockstep was also engaged to do stage two of the project and delivered a proposal for an

Biometrics Institute revises its Biometrics Privacy Guidelines

The Biometrics Institute has finalized the revised version of its Biometrics Privacy Guidelines and has made it available to all its members. “The Biometrics Privacy Guidelines have been designed by the Biometrics Institute to provide a guide for suppliers, end users, researchers, managers and purchasers of biometric systems,” said Isabelle Moeller, chief executive of the Biometrics Institute. “It is the public’s assurance that the biometric managers have followed best practice privacy principles when designing, implementing and managing biometric based projects.”

Biometrics Institute Showcase Australia to discuss border security, identity management

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

Biometrics in healthcare, mobile authentication, Aadhaar, Biometrics2015 and more top stories

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics 2015: Isabelle Moeller Q&A One of the week’s most popular stories came in the form of a Q&A interview with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller, who discussed preparations and details about the upcoming Biometrics 2015: Secure Identity Solutions Now! conference, held October 13 – 15 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London. India bars national biometric identity usage In a surprising

Biometrics 2015: A Q&A with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller

The Biometrics Institute is carefully planning the upcoming Biometrics 2015: Secure Identity Solutions Now!, held October 13 – 15 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London. With a number of panel discussions, debates, and networking opportunities planned throughout the event, this year’s conference boasts a lineup of 75 speakers who will share practical advice, tips and solutions for using biometric technology for managing identity and increasing efficiency within government and commercial applications. Although the year is far from over, the

Biometrics Institute issues results of annual industry survey to members

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

The Biometrics Institute reaches 182 members

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. “We witnessed record membership growth last year and this trend is continuing,” said Isabelle Moeller, chief executive of the Biometrics Institute. “Over the past year, membership has gone from 163 to 182 organizations. Our most recent members represent organizations from all regions of the globe including Metrobank UK, World Privacy Forum USA, HSBC, Danish Prison

Biometrics Institute emphasizes basic privacy principles to build trust in biometrics

The Biometrics Institute announced it is disappointed by the U.S. National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) privacy multistakeholder consultation regarding a voluntary code of conduct for companies using facial recognition technology has failed following the withdrawal of several representatives from privacy groups. Representatives from privacy groups American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Center for Democracy and Technology have all withdrawn from the privacy multistakeholder consultation regarding the guidelines for facial recognition use. “Informed consent and notice remain fundamental

Biometrics Institute joins forces with Mobey Forum and Natural Security Alliance

The Biometrics Institute, Mobey Forum and Natural Security Alliance announced they have joined together to promote the use of biometrics in digital services at an inaugural meeting on biometrics for non-government services, held in Paris on July 1. The Biometrics Institute, which has been working with the industry since 2001, has significant expertise and a long track-record in bringing together the industry as a whole including end users, suppliers and academics. Mobey Forum, the global industry association encouraging banks and

Australian government to invest more in biometric border controls and national biometric database

The Australian government has allocated a total of AU$450 million to increase national security to provide different agencies with more funding, including AU$296 million toward boosting the technological capabilities of the nation’s intelligence-gathering agencies. The government will also provide AU$50 million to the new border protection service, the Australian Border Force, which will officially commence operation on July 1. Additionally, a further AU$164.8 million (USD $133.7 million) will go toward the nation’s immigration department over the next four years for