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European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

Website: eab.org

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


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….

Jan 24, 2023

Program nearly set for biometrics workshop from EAB, CITeR and Idiap in April

A joint biometrics workshop has been announced for later this year by the European Association for Biometrics and America’s Center…

Dec 29, 2022

International biometrics standards development focus turns to PAD

Several new publications and events in 2022 advanced the gradually building body of international standards for biometrics. As that standardization…

Dec 21, 2022

Danish forensic procedure addresses subjectivity in face biometrics investigations

Forensic examinations of face biometrics for immigration cases in the Netherlands follow a procedure that both acknowledges and tries to…

Nov 17, 2022

Facial recognition research community going beyond the algorithm to improve accuracy

The concept of ‘garbage in, garbage out’ applies to biometric systems just as easily as it does to coding or…

Nov 16, 2022

Privacy preserving biometrics for strong ID proofing possible, Mobai researcher contends

Strong biometric identity verification standards and privacy regulations in Europe are at odds, but the situation is resolvable, according to…

Oct 19, 2022

Biometrics with self-sovereign identity combo pitched to solve authentication challenges

YooniK CEO and Co-founder Pedro Torres sees an important place for biometrics in self-sovereign identity, despite the two technologies having…

Oct 4, 2022

Home Office identifies areas for improvement in biometrics self-enrollment systems

Thumbs and eyeglasses are notable challenges for biometric self-enrollment solutions, the UK Home Office has found, and informed the audience…

Sep 23, 2022

UK plans next round of biometrics self-enrollment trials for apps and kiosks

The UK’s Biometrics Self-Enrolment Feasibility Trials have reached Phase 2, with a request for expression of interest from developers of…

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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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