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Biometrics Institute

The Biometrics Institute is the independent and international membership organisation for biometrics. It was founded in July 2001 in Australia responding to an industry need for an impartial forum for sharing knowledge and information about biometrics. It expanded its outreach to New Zealand in 2004, to Singapore in 2011 and opened a subsidiary in London, UK, in July 2011 to create a global biometrics network.

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Retail biometrics roll outs expand to bodegas and enrollment app

Retail biometrics are growing rapidly, but stakeholder consultation, testing, and policy development must be prioritized to guard against the technology’s…

Jan 18, 2024

Work on ethical commercial biometrics use starts early and never ends

Considerations for businesses to ensure their use of biometrics is responsible and ethical begin with an assessment of whether the…

Oct 18, 2023

AI concerns front and center in Biometrics Institute’s annual biometric trends report

At the Biometrics Institute’s annual congress this week, the independent and international member organization for biometrics announced the release of…

Oct 11, 2023

BBC uses facial recognition to identify terrorist as police officer

In the aftermath of a series of terrorist attacks against people in Israel, one media outlet attempted to identify perpetrators…

Oct 5, 2023

Biometrics Institute’s learning tool shortlisted for award

The Biometrics Institute’s Biometrics Essentials learning tool has been shortlisted in this year’s Learning Technologies awards. The awards celebrate outstanding…

Sep 4, 2023

AI development affecting the perception of biometrics: industry survey

Artificial intelligence has been ruling headlines over the past year and its public image may be affecting the biometric industry,…

Aug 21, 2023

Biometrics Institute announces online public discussion on ethical use of AI

On September 13, the Biometrics Institute will hold an hour-long virtual discussion on different aspects related to Artificial Intelligence, biometrics,…

Jul 7, 2023

E-scooter fatality shows gap in remote ID check process for age restrictions

The unfortunate death of a 12-year old boy in England has highlighted the difficulties with enforcing age restrictions using remote…

Mar 30, 2023

Biometrics Institute launches free online course on good implementation practices

A new online course has been introduced for people interested in the ethics and good practices that should go into…

Mar 7, 2023

Consumers grapple with biometrics adoption, stakeholders grapple with expectations

Attendees of the recent MWC (Mobile World Congress) event in Barcelona used biometrics for event entry, in the latest example…

Oct 22, 2022

Biometrics play starring role in ambitious plans for Mastercard and FIDO Alliance

A new specification for biometric payment cards has been met by Thales and G+D to the approval of Mastercard, which…

Sep 19, 2022

Experts to address key trust challenges at Biometrics Institute event next month

Issues around digital identity, the responsible development and deployment of biometrics and other AI-based technologies, as well as the metaverse…

Jul 13, 2022

Biometrics Institute members say linked databases threaten public trust

The main public concern around biometrics is that linked databases could lead to mass surveillance, more than 70 percent of…

Jun 22, 2022

Panel on use of facial recognition by UK police breaks issue down for lawmakers

Leaders from among civil society, police, academia and regulatory bodies convened at the London School of Economics last week to…

Apr 1, 2022

Hand-wringing about AI spreads to government and big business

A UK justice committee has reacted with alarm at the lack of awareness, control and oversight of AI technologies including…

Mar 18, 2022

Biometrics Institute calls for common definitions, use of industry terminology

Continued uses of biometrics terminology in inaccurate or contradictory ways has prompted the Biometrics Institute to call for a common approach…

Oct 12, 2021

Biometrics Institute releases third annual report, celebrates 20 years

A report that examines new trends in the deployment and use of biometrics technology has been released by the Biometrics…

Jul 21, 2021

Biometrics Institute calls for papers reflecting on industry advances

The Biometrics Institute has announced a call for papers that reflect on the growth and change within the industry to…

Jul 16, 2021

Biometrics market forecast for $44B by 2026, industry survey sees digital identity focus

Biometrics industry development over the next five years will be focused primarily on digital identity, according to the latest industry…

May 31, 2021

Biometrics Institute launches 2021 industry survey to gauge usage trends

The 2021 survey to get views from industry stakeholders on trends regarding the deployment and use of biometrics has been…

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Biometrics Institute invites stakeholders to join education efforts

By Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive at Biometrics Institute. This year has been a learning curve for the Biometrics Institute, as…

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