Page 6 of The Australian newspaper on September 11 2001, one month before the launch of the Biometrics Institute

We were founded in Australia on 11 October 2001, with the Australian Taxation Office, Department of Home Affairs, Federal Police, and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade among our first members.

Look at the timeline below to see how we have developed into a global concern with a multi-stakeholder membership spanning 30 countries.

To celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2021, we released a commemorative report aimed at promoting greater awareness and understanding of the biometrics industry. Get your complimentary copy of the 20-year anniversary report and find out more about the Instituteā€™s history and the many success stories our members and the biometrics community have played a part in.

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