Press release: State of Biometrics Report highlights four key trends to watch now 

Woman holding a copy of the Biometrics Institute State of Biometrics Report
27 October 2022: The Biometrics Institute yesterday launched the 2022 edition of the State of Biometrics Report at this year’s opening session of the Congress in London. The Institute’s Future Direction Group has identified four significant topics for future monitoring which the report outlines in more detail. They include:
  1. Biometrics and conflict including propaganda, deepfakes and drones in the ongoing battle for responsible use
  2. Biometrics and access to services focusing on the value of digitisation, mobile capabilities and remote enrolment
  3. Education: face facts, not fiction considering media reporting to informed consent and what learning resources are now required
  4. Playing catch up from lessons learned to how we enable future responsible use
Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive at the Biometrics Institute comments: “­­­­This year’s report looks at the use of biometrics in conflict situations and the serious risks and potential consequences associated with it. It addresses the importance of improving education around biometrics, with students today graduating from school and university with little knowledge of biometrics or how to effectively manage their identity.” The report also notes how the progressive application of biometric technologies is making people’s lives more seamless and efficient, and offers new opportunities to facilitate the needs of those with disabilities or in remote communities. The annual State of Biometrics Report comes at a time when technology and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities continue to advance rapidly and new use cases for biometrics evolve and expand as a result. More than ever before, the Institute campaign for the responsible, ethical and effective use of these technologies is of the utmost importance. The report is discussed throughout the Biometrics Institute Congress where over 50 expert speakers and delegates from over 20 countries have the opportunity to learn more about its content and to explore its themes further. In unpredictable times, the report points to the Institute’s Three Laws of Biometrics as a beacon for better biometrics. And a brighter future that we can all have trust and confidence in.­ About the Report  More information about the State of Biometrics Report 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 and ethical use of biometrics. For more information, please email Marco Lombardi: ENDS. 

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