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Media Release: Biometrics experts gather in London in October

As the use of biometrics becomes ubiquitous, the Biometrics Institute takes a leading role in facilitating discussion about the responsible use of biometrics with over 250 attendees gathering in London from the 15-19 October 2018 at the Biometrics Institute Congress

“The Biometrics Institute is uniquely placed to lead this debate through its global multi-stakeholder membership community which brings together the experts and those new to biometrics,” says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 

“It is a gathering of key decision makers from government and industry and we are delighted that each year the Congress steps up to a new level.  Our role of providing thought leadership and independent guidance is becoming increasingly important with legislation and standards unable to keep pace with the technology developments”. 

The Congress follows Chatham House Rule and encourages interactive discussion between the presenters and the participants. Delegates will be immersed in privacy, data protection, GDPR, security, liveness detection, oversight, cyber security threats, digital identities, seamless customer experience and ethical issues.

The Congress will target financial, government, travel and borders, however the discussions are cross-sector and applicable to all. The Biometrics Institute will put a focus on biometrics in the digital identity space and will assist in demystifying some of the common questions.

“We are delighted to bring together well-known international experts Patrick Grother and P. Jonathon Phillips from NIST, several UK Commissioners providing important oversight roles including Paul Wiles, Tony Porter and Gillian Tully, as well as Paul Cross from the Department of Home Affairs Australia, Richard Rinkens from the European Commission and Jean-Philippe Morange from UNCTED”.

The Biometrics Institute is an independent and impartial international membership organisation that facilitates the sharing of knowledge and information and provides best practice guidelines around the responsible use of biometrics.  Its membership comprises over 240 organisations including government departments, finance institutions, airports, airlines and other organisations using or planning to use biometrics; suppliers and academics.