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International Biometrics + Identity Association is the leading international trade group representing the identification technology industry. Recognizing the vital role identity plays in a globally connected world, International Biometrics + Identity Association brings stakeholders into a single organization.

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Portland, Oregon bans face biometrics for businesses and local police

Biometric facial recognition can no longer be used by private organizations or local agencies in Portland, Oregon after City Council…

Aug 13, 2020

GAO reviews facial biometrics as SIA launches principles for ethical use

The global market for biometric facial recognition is forecast to reach $20.63 billion by 2030, on a 17.2 percent annual…

Aug 10, 2020

IBIA and Open Technology Institute respond to commercial biometrics limitations of proposed privacy act

International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) Executive Director Tovah LaDier is not thrilled with the National Biometric Information Privacy Act (NBIPA)…

Jul 28, 2020

Portland face biometrics ban proposal reflects basic misunderstanding of the technology, IBIA says

Draft bills under consideration by the City of Portland to prohibit biometric facial recognition from being used by public and…

Jul 14, 2020

Public discussions of biometrics use short on nuance, experts say in IBIA podcast on facial recognition

How accurate is accurate enough for facial biometrics? The answer is that an appropriate use policy takes the accuracy and…

Jun 30, 2020

IBIA Annual Membership Meeting to feature presentation on COVID-19, authoritarianism and biometrics

The annual membership meeting of The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) will be held on July 17, 2020 through…

Jun 15, 2020

Role of biometrics for safe travel reopening examined by IBIA Executive Director

Biometrics will play a critical role in the redesign and future success of the aviation industry, but expanded outreach education…

Jun 4, 2020

IBIA says draft bill to block new U.S. federal use of facial recognition would do more harm than good

The U.S. Congressional Oversight Committee should consider options for developing principles for the use of facial recognition and other biometrics…

May 19, 2020

Role of biometrics in air travel recovery discussed by CBP and Thales execs in new IBIA podcast

Executives from government and the private sector discuss how U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) biometric partnerships can help to…

May 6, 2020

Biometric software that allegedly predicts criminals based on their face sparks industry controversy

A group of academics and a Ph.D. student from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania have developed automated…

Apr 21, 2020

TSA and NEC experts talk biometrics in latest IBIA podcast

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is still defining the role of biometrics in domestic air travel, but will move…

Apr 20, 2020

Foundational role of biometrics for digital identity credentials discussed in IBIA paper

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has published a report examining the transition which is beginning towards the use…

Mar 5, 2020

Biometrics industry lobbies for responsible facial recognition regulation

What constitutes appropriate use of biometric facial recognition technology is the subject of Congressional hearings, draft legislation at the federal…

Feb 18, 2020

Biometrics group comes out swinging after NIST face-scan report

If the International Biometrics + Identity Association had wished to put skeptics and opponents of facial recognition technology on blast,…

Sep 26, 2019

Amazon working on facial recognition regulation as groups write Congress to oppose bans

It makes a lot of sense to regulate biometric facial recognition technology, according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who revealed…

Aug 14, 2019

Biometrics expert Matthew Pruitt joins VSBLTY management team

VSBLTY announced today the addition of two veteran technology and client services executives to its top management team. Biometrics expert…

May 28, 2019

Biometrics industry groups blast San Francisco decision and process in facial recognition ban

The Identification Technology Association (IdTA) and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have each issued a statement condemning the…

Mar 25, 2019

Goode Intelligence names IBIA strategic partner for Biometric Summit New York 2019

Goode Intelligence announced the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) will be its strategic partner for next week’s Biometric Summit…

Dec 10, 2018

IBIA symposium to examine concerns about facial recognition technology

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is hosting a symposium tomorrow at the National Press Club in Washington DC…

Sep 27, 2018

IJIS Institute creates Biometrics Task Force

Public sector technology non-profit the IJIS Institute has created a new Biometrics Task Force to promote awareness of biometric technology,…

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