New biometrics learning tool offers essential education for novices and professionals

Characters guide learners through a scenario as they learn about biometrics online using a Biometrics Essentials learning tool developed by the Biometrics Institute.

29 March 2023: After consulting with industry stakeholders and learning experts the Biometrics Institute is proud to announce the launch of its new Biometrics Essentials learning tool, a first with more to follow. The online course provides an educational overview based on the ethics and good practices you should consider when implementing a biometric system.

The course is designed for individuals working in public and private sector. In fields such as government, border management, digital identity, financial services, education, security, technology, and law enforcement, as well as those who are interested in pursuing a career in biometrics. It covers a wide range of topics, types of biometrics modalities and differing perspectives on biometric technologies used in biometric systems.

The learner will gain insight into the complex decision-making processes involved in implementing biometrics, as well as understanding the impact these decisions can have on biometric users. The course is based on the Institute’s Good Practice Framework, which is a risk and decision-making management tool.

The online format provides participants the flexibility to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. It takes the learner through a real-world experience with differing perspectives on the types of biometrics technologies, explores biometrics systems on offer, their strengths, and weaknesses.

“Over the past 21 years we have been providing better education on biometrics. We are therefore thrilled to offer this user-friendly programme to professionals wanting to expand their knowledge and skills in biometrics” says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive Officer, of the Biometrics Institute. “With the rapid growth and adoption of biometrics in various industries, it is more important than ever for users, suppliers and others considering the implementation of biometrics to have a strong understanding of this technology. Our Biometrics Essentials learning tool is designed to provide everyone with the knowledge and skills they need to mitigate risk in this field.

The Institute’s role in educating users and suppliers in the responsible, ethical and effective use of biometrics spans two decades. The learning tool is a reminder of the importance of applying the Three Laws of Biometrics in all biometric applications and is complemented by other good practice guidance material the Institute provides to the public and its member community.

The new and freely available learning tool developed by the Biometrics Institute has been tested by novices, interim and seasoned professionals. It breaks down barriers in understanding biometrics and is essential to anyone interested in technology today, and in the future.

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More information about the Biometrics Essentials learning tool and biometrics training is available here.


About the Biometrics Institute:

The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international membership organisation for biometric users and other interested parties. It was established in 2001 to promote the responsible and ethical use of biometrics and has offices in London and Sydney.

The member register which represents a global and diverse multi-stakeholder community now lists over 200 membership organisations from 34 countries. It includes banks, airlines, government agencies, biometric experts, privacy experts, suppliers, academics and 10 Observers representing United Nations agencies, IGOs and European Union institution.

The Biometrics Institute connects the global biometrics community. It shares knowledge with its members and key stakeholders and most importantly, develops good practices and thought leadership for the responsible, ethical and effective use of biometrics.

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