11 October 2022: The Biometrics Institute, the independent and impartial international membership organisation for biometric users and other interested parties, celebrates its 21-year anniversary.
Established in 2001 to promote the responsible use of biometrics, the Institute’s members include the Australian Department of Home Affairs, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Australian Taxation Office, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority Singapore, UK Home Office, US Department of Homeland Security amongst others.
“The Institute team and I are thrilled to reach this milestone as we celebrate 21-years of support from our global member community, Board, Advisory Council and expert groups and committees. During this time there has been a quantum leap in technology, yet our mission to promote the responsible, ethical and effective use of biometrics stands firm as we continue to showcase how Biometrics Institute members have recognised the challenges and worked towards good practices to ensure responsible and ethical implementation”, said Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute.
Last year, the Institute celebrated its membership and impact with the release of a special Two decades of biometrics report and supplier report, and at the upcoming Biometrics Institute Congress on 26-27 October is releasing its annual State of Biometrics report, at a time the responsible, ethical and effective use of biometrics technologies is of the utmost importance.
We thank everyone that has been with us on this incredible journey and invite those who want to shape the future of biometrics, to join us, and navigate a course of responsible use for years to come.
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 and ethical use of biometrics.
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