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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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Biometrics Institute publishes questions for organizations to ask for responsible use

The Biometrics Institute has published a set of five questions for organizations to ask in order to ensure the responsible…

Sep 28, 2018

Biometrics Institute publishes good practice guide for enterprises

The Biometrics Institute has published its good-practice guide Understanding Biometrics – Considerations for Implementing a Biometric System to help organizations…

Sep 12, 2018

Biometrics Institute Congress 2018 details unveiled

More than 250 biometrics industry stakeholders are expected to participate in the annual Biometrics Institute Congress in London from October…

Aug 16, 2018

Biometrics Institute announces workshops in collaboration with UN Counter-Terrorism agencies

The Biometrics Institute and the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) are moving forward with the next phase of their joint collaboration…

Aug 11, 2018

IDEX joins Biometrics Institute

IDEX is the newest member of the Biometrics Institute. The Biometrics Institute is an independent and international not-for-profit forum for…

Jun 28, 2018

Biometrics Institute and UNCTED launch guide to biometrics adoption for counter-terrorism

The Biometrics Institute has signed an Arrangement on Cooperation with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) to promote…

Apr 6, 2018

Biometrics Institute to produce guide to considerations for biometric systems

The Biometrics Institute has announced it will produce a guide titled “Understanding Biometrics – Considerations for Implementing a Biometric System,”…

Mar 7, 2018

TBS 3D fingerprint reader qualifies as finalist in IARPA N2N Challenge

Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) has qualified as a finalist in the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Nail to Nail…

Feb 7, 2018

Biometrics Institute working with UNCTED on biometrics and counter-terrorism project

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED) and the Biometrics Institute will launch a Compendium of good practices and…

Jan 25, 2018

ID@Borders to address use of biometrics for seamless passenger flow and counter terrorism

The Biometrics Institute annual ID@Borders conference will be held this year in Brussels from April 18-19 and will address challenges…

Jan 23, 2018

Biometrics Institute discusses importance of informed consent and purpose

The Biometric Institute has responded to an article by Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleging the widespread collection of biometric data…

Oct 12, 2017

Biometrics Institute and IOM collaborate to promote responsible use of biometrics

The Biometrics Institute and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formalized closer collaboration…

Sep 25, 2017

Biometrics Institute CEO outlines strengths and vulnerabilities of biometric security

Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller recently penned an opinion-editorial emphasizing how stakeholders must balance the strengths and vulnerabilities of biometric…

Aug 16, 2017

Biometrics Institute names Stephanie Schuckers head of Academic Research and Innovation Group

The Biometrics Institute has introduced Stephanie Schuckers as the new Head of the Institute’s Academic Research and Innovation Group, a…

Jul 31, 2017

Biometrics Institute releases results from 2017 industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has released to its members the full report on the findings of the 2017 Biometrics Institute Industry…

Jul 5, 2017

Biometrics Institute names Ideco director as head of Technology Innovation Expert Group

The Biometrics Institute has named Ideco Biometric Security Solutions director Francois Vermeulen as the new head of the organization’s Technology…

Jun 7, 2017

Biometrics essential to combining security and convenience: Isabelle Moeller

Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller has published an editorial asserting why biometrics are essential to combining security and convenience, or…

May 15, 2017

Biometrics Institute launches revamped annual industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has launched its revamped annual industry survey, which is aimed at providing individuals within the industry an…

Mar 30, 2017

Biometrics Institute CEO discusses biometrics use at national borders

The Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller recently penned an editorial that explores both the benefits and challenges of deploying biometric…

Oct 15, 2016

Biometrics Institute celebrates 15 year anniversary

The Biometrics Institute recently announced its 15-year anniversary of promoting the responsible use of biometrics as an independent international user…

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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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