Biometrics Institute announces its new board of Directors and re-confirms its focus on building trust in biometrics in 2015
25 November 2014, Sydney/ London - The Biometrics Institute, the independent and international impartial body for the biometrics sector has announced its newly elected Board including representatives from Immigration New Zealand, the FBI, Spanish Ceca Bank and UK Home Office amongst others. This is a unique composition representing a majority of biometrics user (operator) organisations.
"I was honoured to be re-elected as Chairperson and Director on the Board and believe the work of the Institute is more vital now than ever as biometrics spreads into every aspect of citizens lives. We need to keep responsibility, privacy and security at the heart of biometric developments and build real trust and confidence amongst citizens and consumers. " says Arron Baker from Immigration New Zealand, "there are some exciting opportunities ahead of us and our focus for the coming year is the development of a Trust Mark for biometric products and services to help reassure the public of the responsible use of biometrics."
A range of events stimulating discussion on trust, data protection, identity management and customer authentication have already been confirmed and include the next Member Meeting in Washington DC on the 26 March 2015, the 3nd Identities at the Borders Seminar on the 21-22 April 2015 at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference to be held on the 27-28 May 2015 in Sydney, followed by a Digital Identities and Authentication Seminar in June 2015 in Wellington and the Biometrics 2015 show on the 13-15 October 2015 in London organised in partnership with Elsevier. Training and special networking events are also taking place and a full calendar of events in online.
We are appearing in UK Parliament on the 26 November to provide evidence for an inquiry into the potential use and collection of biometric data and whether regulations in this emerging field are adequate," explains Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute, "the Biometrics Institute has made a submission which focuses on the Biometrics Institute Privacy Guideline, a best-practice guide for biometrics and data protection issues. It is a busy time for us servicing our now 175 member organisations representing 600 individuals and 24 countries."
You can access the Biometrics Institute Privacy Guideline on our website. All of the submissions are available from this website.
The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international forum for biometrics users and other interested parties. It has been established to promote the responsible use of biometrics technologies. The Biometrics Institute has offices in Australia and the UK.
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