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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


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…

Sep 22, 2022

Workshop on face image quality added to IFPC event as biometrics standard progresses

A second edition of the Face Image Quality Workshop hosted last November by the European Association for Biometrics will be…

Sep 19, 2022

2022 EAB Awards honor research on barriers to ECG, finger vein, and face biometrics

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) has named the 2022 European Biometrics Max Snijder, Research and Industry Awards winners. Winners…

Jul 28, 2022

Morphing attack detection for face biometric spoofs needs more generalization, datasets

Deepfakes may get more press, but face morphing could be the more pressing security concern for border control systems using…

Jul 26, 2022

Deepfake detection approaches from heart rate to lightweight considered in EAB workshop

Deepfake detection was one of the main topics investigated in the recent workshop from the European Association for Biometrics on…

Jul 19, 2022

Manipulated faces threaten trust in remote biometrics, new legal battlegrounds

The European Association for Biometrics addressed different potential harms related to face biometrics and technologies for digital manipulation of faces…

Jul 13, 2022

SenseTime researcher presents progress on AI syncing faces with audio

The digital manipulation of faces can be used to spoof biometric systems or sow misinformation, but technology to coordinate face…

Jun 23, 2022

Biometrics community breaks down details of AI Act proposals in EAB workshop

One interesting point of consensus arising at the European Association for Biometrics’ (EAB’s) Artificial Intelligence Act Workshop 2022 is that…

Jun 1, 2022

Researcher argues for more data to tap ECG biometrics’ potential

Heartbeat biometrics have come a long way over the past two decades, as explained to attendees of an event hosted…

May 19, 2022

Nuance shares voice biometrics fraud prevention successes in EAB talk

Voice biometrics avoid some of the common challenges around authentication for financial institutions, and have resulted in huge savings through…

May 13, 2022

Biometrics providers, executive awarded for innovation, business development excellence

Biometrics and digital ID solution providers Veridas, RealNetworks and Ping Identity, have each received awards from different institutions for meeting…

May 10, 2022

Biometrics use cases, ethics to be examined in webinars from Oosto, Simprints, EAB, FIDO Alliance

A variety of new webinars focusing on different applications of and issues around biometric technologies have been announced by Oosto,…

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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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