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Introducing Biometrics at the Border Training Course

11 April 2019, 08:30-12:30


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This high-level training course has been designed to give delegates an awareness of:

  1. How biometric systems can enhance border management functions

  2. The benefits of sharing Border biometric data with other countries

  3. Border biometrics as part of a larger national and international network of biometric systems

The course is based on a number of good practice guides developed by the Biometrics Institute including: the Biometrics Institute Understanding Biometrics (2018) reference guide & its Privacy Guidelines (2016) and a recent collaboration with  the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and UN OCT – the UN Compendium of Recommended Practices for the Responsible Use & Sharing of Biometrics in Counter Terrorism.

Introducing Biometrics at the Border training is taking place at Hofburg, Vienna as part of the ID @ Borders & Future of Travel Conference – an independent and impartial forum for the multitude of players managing identities along the end-to-end border and travel continuum.

PRESENTER: Roger Baldwin, Biometrics Institute Advisory Board

Roger is a former Deputy Chairman and Director of the Biometrics Institute and currently works as an Independent Consultant specialising in developing forensic science and biometric capabilities in fragile and developing countries. He was previously Head of Counter Terrorism Forensic Services with the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard in London, UK. Roger was the ‘Penholder’ for the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and Office for Counter Terrorism (OCT) Project – the ‘UN Compendium of Recommended Practices for the Responsible Use and Sharing of Biometrics in Counter Terrorism’ that was published in June 2018.


  • Introduction to Biometrics
  • Comparative Analysis of Biometric Modalities and Systems
  • Border Management and Wider Biometric Networks
  • Procuring and Developing a Biometric System
  • Governance Framework
  • Sources of Advice and Expertise


The course is aimed at those providing leadership in their biometric projects with little or no knowledge of biometrics and associated applications especially in reference to border management including:

  • Decision makers
  • Policy makers
  • Project managers

The event will provide simultaneous translation English – Russian.

If you have any questions regarding the Biometrics Institute or membership please contact michelle@biometricsinstitute.org.


Member             500 GBP 

Non Member     1,000 GBP  

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