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European Association for Biometrics appoints Frederik Kortbæk Director

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The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) has announced the appointment of Frederik Kortbæk as Director. Kortbæk will join the newly formed Executive Committee.

The EAB represents and connects a growing community of biometrics and digital ID stakeholders from across Europe. Its purpose is to foster innovation, support networking across markets and stakeholders, and provide trusted and impartial advice. The EAB’s membership includes the European Commission, business leaders, governments, institutes and academia.

Kortbæk has a law degree from University of Copenhagen and has been involved in many activities on a technical and political level both in Denmark and Europe including the Danish Data Protection Initiative conference, several European FP7 projects and chairman of the Danish Security Initiative and Danish Biometrics, one of the first research and knowledge networks on biometrics.

“We are at a critical junction where there is a need and urgency for Europe to have an independent body that can foster debate and provide trusted and impartial expertise to its ID stakeholders,” commented Michiel van der Veen, Chief Executive Officer of the EAB. “We are proud and honored that Frederik will join our team and support EAB to drive our mission.”

“With my legal background and passion for digital technologies including digital identity and biometric and the drive to support the European agenda I am honored to join the EAB,” added Kortbæk. “My focus will be to further raise the profile towards an inclusive organization across Europe.”

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