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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


Researcher shows progress on explainability in biometric PAD systems

Explaining the decisions of artificial intelligence systems like those used in biometric presentation attack detection is a complicated matter, and…

Feb 25, 2022

BioID shares encouraging research on deepfakes and biometric liveness detection with EAB

Deepfake images and videos pose a significant threat to biometric systems used for remote identity verification, and existing liveness technologies…

Jan 28, 2022

Disease detection from fingerprints improving despite limited biometric data

Fingerprint biometrics can reveal a good deal more about an individual than who they are, as attendees of a presentation…

Dec 17, 2021

Know your dataset and be creative: biometric PAD tips offered in EAB talk

Spoofs and presentation attacks are a threat to any biometric modality, but there are some common approaches to developing algorithms…

Dec 10, 2021

Integrated Biometrics expert to discuss presentation attack detection in EAB lunch talk

Presentation attack detection technology and how it is tested is the subject of the next virtual lunch talk from the…

Nov 19, 2021

Assessments for image quality in face biometrics improving, new standard TBD

Algorithms for assessing the quality of facial images used in biometric matching are increasingly effective, but a modern standard that…

Nov 16, 2021

Public surveillance biometrics in Europe could be crushed between the EDPS and AI Act

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) held an ‘Artificial Intelligence Act Workshop’ to inform members about the impact the proposed…

Nov 11, 2021

EAB, ACM, FIDO Alliance line up biometrics, digital ID events

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB), FIDO Alliance and the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Security, Audit…

Nov 5, 2021

Biometrics providers unready for AI Act requirements risk market exclusion: EAB lunch talk

The impact of Europe’s new artificial intelligence regulation on vendors and users of biometrics could be quite severe, and even…

Oct 22, 2021

EAB talk probes balance between border biometrics benefits and rights risks

Achieving a balance between the benefits of biometrics in border processes and the risk that they may cause harm to…

Oct 7, 2021

EAB expert sees long-term benefit to biometric border control in birth certificate standards

The effectiveness of biometric identity verification systems at European borders would improve over the long term if birth certificates were…

Oct 6, 2021

Promise of knowledge distillation for debiasing biometric PAD discussed in EAB event

The innovative technique for training machine learning models known as ‘knowledge distillation’ is showing promise for mitigating bias in biometric…

Sep 24, 2021

Multi-spectral face biometrics, emotion recognition and deepfakes discussed at EAB seminar

The state of the art in several areas related to face biometrics and computer vision were explored in the latest…

Sep 10, 2021

Trust Stamp CSO argues for biometric binding with fuzzy tokens in EAB talk

Trust Stamp Chief Science Officer Dr. Norman Poh presented a system for biometric binding which gains privacy benefits from asymmetric key…

Sep 7, 2021

EAB roundtable to discuss biometrics in the future of Schengen travel

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is holding its Research Projects Conference from 13 to 15 September, culminating in a…

Jul 27, 2021

Partnerships address EU border biometrics challenges with $216M deal, research project

A consortium including Unisys has been selected to provide biometric authentication at EU borders, while the EAB has joined a…

Jul 22, 2021

Fall digital identity events announced by Goode Intelligence, Future Identity, EAB, Smart Engines

A major new biometrics and digital ID event has been announced by Goode Intelligence, with free delegate registration and proposals…

Jul 9, 2021

Voice biometrics spoof detection catching up, EAB speaker says

Voice biometric systems, counter-measures against attacks against them, and our understanding of how well those counter-measures work have come a…

Jun 29, 2021

EAB tackles future of fingerprint biometrics image quality assessment

The tool used around the world to judge the quality of fingerprint images has been updated, giving it more flexibility…

Jun 16, 2021

EAB webinar looks at facial recognition for criminal investigations in EU countries

A recent webinar by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) explored the role of facial recognition technologies in criminal investigations…

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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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