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International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA)

Website: ibia.org

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.

International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) Biometrics News


Bills to ban facial recognition spark lively debate in New York council

New York City Council chambers hosted a policy donnybrook over facial recognition technology today, as members grilled representatives from the…

Apr 29, 2024

SIA and IBIA say facial recognition for airline passengers is safe, necessary

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) are pushing congress not to approve language…

Mar 29, 2024

Hitachi Vantara Federal newest member of IBIA

Hitachi Vantara Federal, a data storage company serving the U.S. federal government, is now a member of the International Biometrics…

Sep 26, 2023

IBIA, SIA, Kantara, OpenWallet welcome new members

The old saying about strength in numbers is proving true for biometrics firms joining large digital identity organizations. India-based BioEnable…

Jul 21, 2023

IBIA welcomes NEC NSS’ Kathleen Kiernan as newest board member

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) membership recently held its annual elections for the association’s board of directors. In…

Feb 14, 2023

Biometrics industry has a big problem with call to ban ‘surveillance’ in airports

Two influential industry groups say a call by five powerful U.S. senators demanding a federal ban on facial recognition is…

Jan 13, 2023

What everyone needs to know about facial recognition

The National Press Foundation recently held an event to help inform the news media about facial recognition. How fully it…

Jun 7, 2022

IBIA lauds White House order for study on facial recognition in law enforcement

An Executive Order from the White House directing American government resources towards improving public trust in policing has been welcomed…

Feb 18, 2022

IBIA weighs in on biometrics use in answer to US government request

The International Biometrics and Identity Association (IBIA) has laid out the industry perspective on a response to the Request for…

Nov 9, 2021

IBIA appoints Washington veteran as managing director

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has appointed Washington insider Robert Tappan its new managing director, in which role he…

Aug 27, 2021

IBIA breaks down biometrics misconceptions with NIST analysis

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has addressed persistent myths about facial recognition, analyzing and presenting in clear language…

Feb 18, 2021

IBIA restructures, Biometrics Institute and Good Health Pass bring on new members

Several of the most prominent organizations in and around the biometrics industry have announced changes to their membership or leadership….

Jan 25, 2021

International Biometrics Industry Association Managing Director Tovah LaDier steps down

Tovah LaDier has left the International Biometrics Industry Association (IBIA) after serving as its managing director for more than 15 years….

Nov 13, 2020

Aware CEO appointed to International Biometrics + Identity Association Board of Directors

Biometric solutions firm Aware announced on Thursday that its CEO and President, Robert A. Eckel, was appointed to the Board…

Oct 23, 2020

International Biometrics + Identity Association explores principles and state of mobile digital ID

Standards, privacy and trust frameworks and principles for deployment to support the launch of mobile driver’s licenses and digital travel…

Sep 10, 2020

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…

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