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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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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…

Aug 29, 2019

Biometrics Institute offers biometric attack detection and liveness guidance

The Biometrics Institute has released a best practices document outlining presentation attack detection (PAD) and liveness in spoofing attacks. The…

Jul 25, 2019

Biometrics Institute releases annual survey results and calls for balanced dialogue

The Biometrics Institute is calling for a balanced dialogue to demystify biometrics with the release of the fascinating results of…

May 22, 2019

Biometrics Institute warns biometrics misuse could undermine public confidence

Following recent reports of facial recognition technology being misused, The Biometrics Institute is urging law enforcement agencies, border management agencies…

May 13, 2019

Biometrics Institute launches updated Privacy Guidelines to include GDPR and AI developments

The Biometrics Institute is observing Privacy Awareness Week by updating its Privacy Guidelines to provide universal direction on biometric privacy,…

Apr 30, 2019

Yoti endorses Biometrics Institute’s ethical principles

The seven ethical principles for biometrics launched in March by the Biometrics Institute have been endorsed by Yoti, the company…

Apr 8, 2019

Biometrics Institute briefs UN member states on counter-terrorism compendium and next steps

The Biometrics Institute has briefed representatives of all UN Member States at a meeting in New York to raise awareness…

Mar 26, 2019

Biometrics Institute launches Ethical Principles for Biometrics to guide responsible industry behavior

The Biometrics Institute has launched a set of Ethical Principles for Biometrics at its annual U.S. conference in Washington, D.C….

Mar 8, 2019

Integrated Biometrics and Biometrics Institute encourage industry gender balance for International Women’s Day

Integrated Biometrics Management Consultant On Tim Tang is speaking at a United Nations event marking International Women’s Day as part…

Jan 29, 2019

Biometrics Institute announces initiatives to support ethical and responsible biometrics use

The Biometrics Institute observed Data Privacy Day on January 28 by announcing its work on several projects to promote the…

Dec 10, 2018

Biometrics Institute announces updated mission statement and new Board members

The Biometrics Institute has updated its mission statement to add support for the ethical use of biometric technology to its…

Nov 15, 2018

Biometrics Institute and IOM webinar highlights responsible use of biometrics

Earlier this week the Biometrics Institute and UN Migration Agency IOM delivered a joint webinar titled “Understanding Biometrics: Good-practices for…

Oct 24, 2018

Biometrics Institute develops action plan to promote ethical use of biometrics

Biometrics Institute reports that more than 270 members and stakeholders met last week during the Biometrics Congress and related events…

Oct 12, 2018

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…

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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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