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Face Recognition Systems and Error Rates - is this a concern?

Biometrics Institute - Thu 24 May 2018

The Biometrics Institute looks at concerns that have recently arisen over the use and accuracy of Facial Recogniton Systems, particularly by law enforcement agencies.


Biometrics and Privacy - an important reminder

Biometrics Institute - Thu 12 April 2018

The Biometrics Institute would like to remind its members that the new GDPR comes into force in May, just six weeks from today.  This is the perfect time to remind our members and key stakeholders of our good-practice recommendations around privacy and, in particular, the principles of informed consent and accountability.


Understanding Biometrics - Considerations for Implementing a Biometric System

Biometrics Institute - Thu 5 April 2018

The Biometrics Institute is producing a resource for members who are new to biometrics and those upgrading their current system. 


UNCTED & Biometrics Institute Joint Project on Biometrics and Counter-terrorism

Biometrics Institute - Tue 6 February 2018

This project works on a Compendium of good and recommended Practices on the Responsible Use and Sharing of Biometrics in Identifying Terrorists.


The Importance of Informed Consent and Purpose: Human Rights Watch – Authorities Collecting Biometric Data in Xinjiang

Biometrics Institute - Thu 18 January 2018

We had an interesting discussion in our Privacy Expert Group (PEG) which I would like to share discussing the collection of biometric data.


Women in Biometrics Award

Biometrics Institute - Sat 28 October 2017

I am honoured to be one of the five winners of the Women in Biometrics 2017 award.


A new facial database for Australia?

Biometrics Institute - Sat 7 October 2017

We are seeing a lot of discussion around the latest government announcements for the creation of a facial database that will include drivers' license photos. It is a discussion that raises questions about  the privacy and vulnerability of biometric data.


Biometrics Institute attended Frontex Borders Event in Warsaw

Biometrics Institute - Fri 22 September 2017

I have been delighted receiving an invitation from Frontex to attend their biometrics and borders focused event in Warsaw. It will be an excellent way to meet many of our existing members but also engage with new stakeholders, including Eastern European border agencies.