Biometrics Institute to drive agenda for responsible and ethical biometrics use at coming events
The Biometrics Institute is planning to drive the agenda for the responsible and ethical use of biometrics for digital identity with its upcoming Congress in London.
More than 250 members and stakeholders from Europe, North and South America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region are expected to attend the Biometrics Institute Congress next week. There they will discuss key questions of privacy, ethics, innovation, security, and successful implementations, with discussions of important themes continuing beyond the Congress.
“It is an exciting time for biometrics. Biometrics are everywhere,” says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. “We are seeing new use cases for biometrics at the borders, in the financial sector, and in social media. Digital identity is on everyone’s mind, but legislation, standards and policies can hardly keep pace. It is therefore key that we keep privacy and ethics at the forefront.”
“We are at an important junction and the independent Biometrics Institute, supported by its members, is well placed to drive the agenda for the responsible and ethical use of biometrics through thought-leadership and guidance,” Moeller adds.
Moeller also confirmed that she will attend the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, which will take place in Brussels and focus on debating ethics.
The Biometrics Institute has published a range of good practice materials, including Privacy Guidelines, the Top 10 Vulnerability Questions, the Understanding Biometrics Implementation Guide, the Annual Industry Survey, and the United Nations Compendium of Recommended Practices for the Responsible Use & Sharing of Biometrics in Counter Terrorism, which was produced in collaboration with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). Most recently, Moeller published a blog post on questions for organizations to ask to ensure the responsible use of biometrics.