Press Release: Innovators share their thoughts on the latest technologies in biometrics

9 November 2022: Biometrics technology is developing at high-speed and research and innovation around the latest challenges such as remote enrolment, masks, presentation attack detection or detection of deepfakes is continuously evolving. The industry has come a long way over the past years helping organisations better manage refugee, people and cargo movement.  Entry-exit (EES and ETA) will pose big tasks in Europe to avoid further disruption in travel. Borders and travel need to be managed faster and faster. Digital credentialling is critical. Onboarding of biometrics is advancing but cyber security is a risk that needs to be addressed. Binding to a legitimate human is critical, whether in the real world or in the Metaverse. Data sharing remains a priority but also ethical solutions that keep human rights in focus. Important testing of performance, liveness and demographic differentials is essential. Touch-based and contactless biometrics will see further innovation. Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive at the Biometrics Institute welcomed biometrics experts as they discussed the latest solutions and innovations at the Institute’s “On the Pulse” online conversation. Presenters included:
  • Gordon Wilson, Vice President, Identity Verification at Entrust discussing Biometrics and remote identity verification – a catalyst for seamless travel.”
  • Thomas Moretti, Senior Manager, Accenture discussing “How biometrics help you today and will help tomorrow.”
  • John Mears, Vice President and Tech Fellow, Leidos discussing Identity service evolution – singular biometrics to entity resolution.”
  • Jay Meier, Senior Vice President, North American Operations, FaceTec and his Reflections on the FinCEN Tech Sprint.” With additional support from Thales and other biometrics thought leaders and members.
About On the Pulse Conversations  These conversations are talking points that crystalise what’s happening now, while providing insight into what’s on the horizon for future responsible, ethical and effective use of biometrics. More information about the Institute’s “On the Pulse Conversations” is available here.  ENDS.  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. For more information, please email Marco Lombardi:

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