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15.08.2017  

The Biometrics Institute welcomes Stephanie Schuckers as the new Head of the Academic Research and Innovation Group to further strengthen its outreach into the research community

     
03.08.2017  

Media Release Biometrics Institute launches an educational initiative in South Africa

     

27.07.2017 

 

Biometrics Institute releases results from 2017 Industry Tracker:  on-line identity verification, mobile payments/m-commerce and financial services seen as the most significant developments over the next five years

     
06.12.2016  

Biometrics Institute Media Release: The Biometrics Institute Week London 2017 dates announced, with a new venue and format

     
11.10.2016  

Biometrics Institute Media Release: The Biometrics Institute celebrates 15 years of promoting the responsible use of biometrics

     
22.09.2016  

Media Release: The Biometrics Institute strengthens its expertise in consumer applications and digital services

     
3 Aug 2016  

Biometrics Institute releases results from 2016 Industry Survey. Alongside Border Control, Mobile ID was seen as the most significant development in the biometrics world over the last 12 months but further implementation in mobile payments/m-commerce and online authentication and payments is expected in the near future.

     
17 May 2016  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute launches 2016 Industry Survey with updated questions

     
9 May 2016  

Media Release: The Biometrics Institute releases a summary of its proposed Privacy Trust Mark

     
28 Apr 2016  

Media Release: The Biometrics Institute launches online job board

     
13 Apr 2016  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute develops self-assessment criteria for proposed Privacy Trust Mark 

     
10 Mar 2016  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute strengthens international cross-sector expertise on its Board of Directors keeping responsible use at the heart of biometric applications 

     
2 Feb 2016  

Media Release: Biometrics Biometrics Institute publishes revised version of its Biometrics Privacy Guidelines

     
5 Oct 2015  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute releases a new version of the Biometrics Institute Privacy Guidelines, a universal and international best-practice guide

17 Sep 2015  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute demystifies some biometric vulnerabilities in its release of the Top 10 Vulnerability Questions

8 Sep 2015  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute progresses the work on a Biometrics Institute Trust Mark

10 Jul 2015  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute continues to grow.

24 Jun 2015  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute stresses importance of basic privacy principles such as consent and notice to build trust in biometrics

13 May 2015  

Media Release: Australian Federal Budget 2015 released. Good news for the biometrics industry but debate needed on the key issues.

12 May 2015  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute launches 2015 Industry Survey with updated and refreshed questions to assess market trends

23 Apr 2015  

Biometrics Great but be Careful Biometrics Institute tells Senate Committee

7 Mar 2015  

Biometrics Institute offers to fill gaps in governance through facilitation of open dialogue on how to build trust in biometrics in its international cross-user forum

2 Feb 2015  

Biometrics Institute continues to push agenda for building increased trust in biometrics with a Biometrics Institute Trust Mark proposal

12 Jun 2014  

Biometrics Institute states that biometrics offer far greater security than passwords. More education about the responsible use is needed to overcome common misconceptions.

13 Mar 2014  

Biometrics Institute Media Release: Biometrics Institute calls for more collaboration between border agencies, aviation industry and biometrics industry to create safer travel.

9 Jul 2014  

Biometrics Institute releases results from 2014 Industry Survey. The use of biometrics on mobile devices was seen as the most significant development in the biometrics world over the last 12 months.

19 Feb 2014  

Biometrics Institute Media Release: Biometrics Institute and Elsevier announce an exciting strategic partnership to shape the future of identity on an international stage at Biometrics 2014: The future of identity starts here !

27 Jan 2014  

Biometrics Institute Media Release: Biometrics Institute announces its new board of Directors and sets its strategy to focus on building trust in biometrics in 2014

3 Jan 2014  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute reminds Schools and Parents about Right for Consent for fingerprinting in Schools

22 Oct 2013  

Media Release: Biometrics Institute strengthening its leadership role in promoting responsible use of biometrics in an independent forum

2 Oct 2013  

Media Release: Could the iPhone fingerprint fake finger attack have been prevented? – the Biometrics Institute asks for proactive adoption of spoof detection technology.

12 Dec 2012  

Biometrics Institute calls for caution in developing a national pupil data base as proposed by the UK government

2 Oct 2012  

Biometrics Industry Back Privacy Commissioner over Pubs and Clubs Privacy

23 Nov 2011  

Biometrics Institute soon to launch international Biometrics Privacy Charter

11 Oct 2011  

Biometrics Institute celebrates 10 years of promoting the responsible use of biometrics in an unbiased forum for users

10 Oct 2011  

Planet Biometrics forms strategic alliance with Biometrics Institute

30 Jun 2011

 

Biometrics Institute release 2011 industry survey results

29 Jun 2011

 

New survey clocks importance of border control

10 May 2011

 

Biometrics Institute eyes state of the industry

20 July 2010

 

Biometrics Institute releases Information Sheet about Use of Biometrics in Licensed Premises and Clubs (PDF)

28 Jun 2010

 

Biometrics Institute releases results from 2010 Industry Survey. Increased user acceptance most significant development (PDF)

12 May 2010

 

Biometrics Institute launches Industry Survey (PDF)

6 May 2010

 

Biometrics to Fit Identity Fraud.  Better Service Delivery Also. (PDF)

20 Apr 2010

 

Biometrics Institute Moves Forward on Privay. Launches New Privacy Awareness Checklist to Help it's Members

19 Feb 2010

 

Experts to discuss acceptance of biometrics in immigration services and identity management. New technology demonstrations presented as well

7 Oct 2009

 

Biometrics Institute Finalist for the Australian Privacy Award 2009 in the Community and NGO Category (PDF)

29 Sept2009

 

Biometrics Institute calls for Privacy Act improvement

25 Sep 2009

 

Biometrics Institute calling for a Major Improvement to Privacy Legislation across Australia (PDF)

13 May 2009

 

Biometrics Institute releases Post Budget Advice Paper (PDF)

28 Apr 2009

 

Australia hosts Hot Debate on Biometrics in Border Protection and to Combat Identity Fraud. Privacy Protection important (PDF)

6 April 2009

 

Biometrics to battle security danger say experts.  Efficiences also. (PDF)

31 Mar 2009

 

Security in different Vein (PDF)

18 Mar 2009

 

House of Represenatives Auscheck Amendment Bill 2009, Second Reading, Speech, Wednesday, 18 March 2009, Speaker: Jon Sullivan, MP

14 Aug 2008

 

Exceed biometric standards, expert urges

4 Aug 2008 

 

Biometrics Institute shortlisted as Finalist for the Australian Privacy Award 2008 in the Category of Community and NGO (PDF)

15 Apr2008 

 

Biometrics Institute responding to the hot debate on the introduction of biometrics in schools (PDF)

19 Feb2008 

 

Born-again Biometrics (PDF)

12 Feb2008 

 

Biometrics Institute hosts hot debate on Identity Management & Privacy in New Zealand (PDF)

15 Aug2007 

 

Six point plan to save Access Card - Peak Body and Biometrics Institute Submission Report (PDF)

12 Jun 2007

 

Westpac, St George and RTA slam lax biometrics standards 

7 Jun 2007 

 

First Milestone completed for the Biometrics Institute Biometrics Vulnerability Assessment Project (PDF)

13 Feb2007 

 

Funding confirmed for the Biometrics Institute Biometrics Vulnerability Assessment Project (PDF)

12 Sep2006 

 

Biometrics Institute Privacy Code Press Briefing  (PDF)

2 Aug 2006 

 

Non-binding biometrics code green light

31 Jul 2006 

 

Biometrics industry moves to protect employees 

31 Jul 2006

 

Privacy Code gives nod to biometrics 

27 Jul 2006

 

Biometrics Institute Privacy Code approved by the Australian Privacy Commissioner (PDF)

1 Nov 2005 

 

New Horizons (PDF)

7 Oct 2005 

 

Extraordinary technology for ordinary business (PDF)

25 Jul 2005 

 

Calls grow for major security crackdown 

21 Jul 2005 

 

No National ID Card Without Stronger Privacy Law Says Privacy Pioneer (PDF)