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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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HRW calls for public biometric surveillance system changes in Russia and Argentina

Expansions of facial recognition systems are continuing around the globe, but some governments may not be following best practices and…

Oct 7, 2020

Biometrics Institute declares three laws for the responsible use of biometrics

The three laws of biometrics are policy comes first, process follows policy, and technology is guided by policy and process,…

Oct 5, 2020

Biometrics Institute, ID4Africa, ID2020, Amber and NIST host online events this month

Biometrics Institute Congress 2020 continues online with sessions on ‘The Power of Digital ID – Authentication in Digital Trust Frameworks’ and…

Sep 21, 2020

Biometrics Institute US Online Conference 2020 delves into industry challenges from innovation to ethics

Biometrics experts from NIST, the FBI, the United Nations, industry and academic leaders and privacy advocates are gathering online this…

Sep 7, 2020

Women in Identity, Biometrics Institute, and NIST each to host online events on facial recognition

Three upcoming biometrics events have been announced involving National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) experts on facial recognition. Women…

Aug 21, 2020

ID4Africa webinar series, EAB and Biometrics Institute virtual events and Suprema showcase coming in September

Stakeholders in the biometrics industry and digital ID community are planning to come together for a series of virtual events…

Aug 13, 2020

GAO reviews facial biometrics as SIA launches principles for ethical use

The global market for biometric facial recognition is forecast to reach $20.63 billion by 2030, on a 17.2 percent annual…

Jul 29, 2020

Biometrics Institute ‘Good Practice Framework’ launched to demystify responsible implementation

The Biometrics Institute has launched a first-of-its kind ‘Good Practice Framework,’ available to paid members, to give companies a structured pathway…

Jul 2, 2020

Biometrics Institute Industry Survey reveals mix of market confidence and anxiety at pivotal moment

The novel coronavirus represents a pivotal moment for biometrics, six out of ten stakeholders and even more technology suppliers say…

May 20, 2020

Biometrics Institute members offer new ideas and perspectives for adapting to COVID-19

The Biometrics Institute has collected effective and responsible biometric solutions, perspectives and ideas to help the world adapt to the changes…

Mar 17, 2020

Biometrics Institute postpones U.S. conference, books expert lineup for online webinars

Biometrics Institute has rescheduled its March U.S. Conference for September 21 in Washington D.C., following concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus…

Feb 20, 2020

Speech Technology Center showcases facial recognition for stadiums at ESSMA Summit

Speech Technology Center showcased its expertise in how to implement its biometric facial recognition solution Smart Tracker FRS for stadiums…

Jan 29, 2020

Biometrics Institute organizes consultative workshops for Good Practice Framework

Biometrics Institute‘s Good Practice Framework has been in development for the past year, as the organization has been focusing on…

Dec 20, 2019

NIST report tackles issue of ‘bias’ in facial biometrics

New research on demographic differentials of biometric facial recognition accuracy, or ‘bias,’ has been published by the U.S. National Institute…

Dec 3, 2019

Biometrics Institute finds privacy, data protection, legislation lead industry concerns in 2019

A significant increase in the use of biometrics in all sectors was noticed in 2019, however a higher concern was…

Oct 11, 2019

Biometrics Institute turns 18 and launches Good Practice Framework

The Biometrics Institute is celebrating the 18th anniversary of its establishment by launching a new framework for organizations to use…

Oct 9, 2019

Microsoft, UN among keynote speakers at Biometrics Institute Congress 2019 in London

Representatives of Microsoft and the United Nations have officially joined the keynote speaker list for the upcoming Biometrics Institute Congress…

Sep 20, 2019

ID4D initiatives and TSA trials top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

For the second consecutive week, Nigeria and airport biometrics made headlines on Biometric Update, though for different reasons. Several of…

Sep 16, 2019

Industry experts share business fears with Biometrics Institute

“What keeps you awake at night?” the Biometrics Institute asked a number of industry stakeholders at a recent event, and…

Sep 6, 2019

Finger vein recognition and government programs top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Less common biometrics like finger vein and hand geometry recognition made more top headlines than usual this week, and governments…

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