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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 other financial institutions to innovate in mobile financial services, has promoted the use of biometric authentication through its Biometrics Workgroup.

The forum will provide attendees at the event with exclusive insights from its upcoming white paper and international banking survey, set to be published in the late summer.

Natural Security Alliance’s biometric strong authentication standard enables users to access the full range of electronic services while ensuring that they will retain full control of their biometric data and that their privacy will be protected.

“The Biometrics Institute is known for the delivery of high-quality discussion meetings for its over 180 members with the aim to shape the future of the biometrics industry,” said Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute. “Collaborating with two other recognised industry bodies provides a fantastic opportunity for our members to engage with other sectors and regions and promote the responsible use of this technology.”

“When industry associations come together to rally around a specific cause the results resonate across the entire industry,” said Sirpa Nordlund, executive director at Mobey Forum. “By collaborating at the association level we can guarantee immunity from commercial influence and work objectively in the industry’s best interests. This is a great opportunity; we’re very excited to explore what we can achieve together.”

“In this first meeting we will discuss the use of biometrics in digital services with a specific focus on critical issues which are not always sufficiently addressed, including questions relating to implementation, evaluation and security,” Andre Delaforge, head of communication advisory committee at the National Security Alliance.

The event will be held in Paris and is limited to 50 attendees, with preference given to representatives from financial services and telecoms sectors.

Those individuals wishing to attend should email manager@biometricsinstitute.org, Sirpa.nordlund@mobeyforum.org, or adelaforge@naturalsecurityalliance.org on or before July 1.

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