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ID@Borders to address use of biometrics for seamless passenger flow and counter terrorism

The Biometrics Institute annual ID@Borders conference will be held this year in Brussels from April 18-19 and will address challenges in managing identities along the border continuum, and will provide a forum for key players in the borders, aviation, travel and biometrics industries.

The conference will focus on two main themes: the secure and effective movement of people, and the identification and creation of capabilities for optimum border management. Topics such as preventing criminal activity and human trafficking, data privacy management, and dealing with biometrics vulnerabilities will also be addressed and there will be updates on interoperability and biometrics on the move.

Panel discussions topics also include the use of biometrics for counter terrorism purposes, and how to find a balance between privacy, human rights and national security.

“This is a critical topic for the industry and aligns with our project in partnership with UN CTED to examine how biometrics can aid in combatting foreign terrorist fighters, but also the privacy considerations that need to be in place,” said Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of Biometrics Institute.

Confirmed speakers include representatives from the UK Home Office, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Ministry of Defence, University of Reading, and international organizations such as UN CTED, INTERPOL, ICAO and IOM. Gemalto is a Platinum Sponsor.

A half day seminar on GDPR and biometrics will take place the day prior on 17 April.

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