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European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

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The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is the leading voice for digital ID and biometrics in Europe. We are a non-profit, nonpartisan association. The EAB’s mission is to tackle the complex challenges facing ID in Europe, ranging from migration to privacy rights. Our role is to promote the responsible use and adoption of modern digital identity systems that enhance people’s lives and drive economic growth.

European Association for Biometrics (EAB) Biometrics News


C-suite leaders take the helm at Aware, Synaptics and Sift

Several key job changes have recently been made in the fields of biometrics, fraud prevention, and cybersecurity, including at Aware,…

Apr 8, 2024

iMARS workshop reveals progress and incident growth in face image morphing

Face image morphing is a significant threat to face biometrics applications such as border crossings and identification. Since 2020, Europe…

Mar 26, 2024

Synthetic data model shows promise for biometric bias mitigation

The limitations of real-world biometric training datasets, including the introduction of bias through unbalanced demographic representation, are well established. Synthetic…

Mar 14, 2024

Humans more likely to notice fakes among familiar faces, research suggests

Deepfakes and synthetic data, and how they impact biometric systems was the focus of the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Annual Workshop…

Feb 8, 2024

OBIM’s Futures Identity team looks at needs for tomorrow and three decades ahead

Dr. Alicia Locker is an academic engagement specialist with the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)’s Futures Identity Team at…

Jan 24, 2024

The Bologna Online Evaluation Platform adds morph attack detection benchmarks

In the first European Association of Biometrics (EAB) lunch talk of 2024, hosted by CEO Dinusha Frings, Lorenzo Pellegrini of…

Dec 13, 2023

Voice deepfakes are inkblots for consumers – they’re threats or entertainment

A recent marketing survey funded by a voice biometrics firm has found that a majority of respondents are concerned about…

Nov 30, 2023

Synthetic voice biometrics are a shifty chorus of fraud, requiring an agile response

In the Tower of Babel that digitized global society has become, synthetic voice attacks are adding confusion to the issue…

Nov 20, 2023

Contactless fingerprint biometrics move towards police deployment with UK trials

The performance of software and smartphone cameras for contactless fingerprint capture is promising enough to look towards a possible launch…

Nov 13, 2023

Image quality metrics can improve liveness detection

Making biometric liveness detection reliable and explainable requires recognizing that it is more than an algorithm, Neurotechnology Research and Development…

Nov 1, 2023

Biometrics research could gain from open science approach to data management

Open science approaches to handling data could make biometrics research more efficient, reproducible and applicable to real-world conditions, the audience…

Oct 2, 2023

Specificity crucial for useful biometrics tests, training with synthetic data: EAB panel

Synthetic data may address privacy issues with biometric algorithm training, but it must be used carefully in facial recognition training…

Jun 19, 2023

Pilot shows digital travel credentials’ evolution in progress

By Yunus Emre Yıldırım, Legal & Policy Intern at European Association for Biometrics Identity Week Europe 2023 was held in…

Jun 12, 2023

Facial recognition use in public spaces under the microscope in EAB event

The use of facial recognition in public spaces is one of the most controversial topics in the field of biometrics,…

May 2, 2023

Be prepared for more fake news, cloned people and manipulated images

The growing accessibility and power of deepfakes and generative AI are causing headaches for fraud prevention professionals and forensic investigators,…

Apr 27, 2023

Some progress on protecting biometric templates, evaluating methods

As biometric templates are more widely enrolled, stored and used, and the methods used to attack the privacy of people…

Apr 20, 2023

Biometrics research community convenes in Switzerland to tackle top technical challenges

Biometrics researchers have an array of ideas for technologies, metrics and architectures to address the most serious threats to biometric…

Mar 6, 2023

Biometrics beyond encryption; ‘unlinkability’ and pseudonymization under GDPR

Even biometric templates secured with encryption are subject to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, and must be further protected, according…

Mar 2, 2023

EAB explores how to comply with GDPR mandate for biometric template protection

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation imposes new requirements for protecting biometric data, but debates and uncertainty about how…

Feb 1, 2023

EAB seminar plays down EU parliament’s biometrics ethics concerns

The European Union’s ethical concerns connected with deploying artificial intelligence (AI) and biometrics applications across its territory may be excessive….

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‘Biometrics in Banking’ seminar recap

This is a guest post by Max Snijder, secretary general of the European Association for Biometrics (EAB). On 24 October…

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