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OT-Morpho North America President Joins IBIA Board of Directors

OT-Morpho North America President Joins IBIA Board of Directors

OT-Morpho North America President Bob Eckel has joined the International Biometrics + Identity Association‘s Board of Directors. Eckel brings with him the weight of one of the biggest companies in the digital security industry, with Safran Identity & Security having merged this year with Oberthur Technologies to form international giant OT-Morpho. As the company’s North…

News Roundup: Opening the Case on Law Enforcement Biometrics

News Roundup: Opening the Case on Law Enforcement Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Law Enforcement Biometrics Month in our featured articles section while the industry news brought us headlines from the worlds of border control, mobile device integrations, and physical access control. – Sign up now for the Law Enforcement Biometrics Month Webinar – And spread the news on Twitter: Tweet Here is…

Coast Guard Embraces Biometric Security Checks for High-Risk Scenarios

Coast Guard Embraces Biometric Security Checks for High-Risk Scenarios

The US Coast Guard has finally established its rules on credential inspection for maritime workers via the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is applauding it as a validation of the value of biometric security. The TWIC was first implemented in 2007, and more than 2 billion such cards…

INTERVIEW: John Mears, Director, IBIA

INTERVIEW: John Mears, Director, IBIA

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has long been fighting for the implementation of a biometric exit program in the United States. Recently, the IBIA released a position paper on the topic, addressing old misconceptions that have stalled the program in the past, and urging the Department of Homeland Security to finally fulfill the mandate.…

Uber, Lyft, Continue Fight Against Biometric Checks in New Jersey

Uber, Lyft, Continue Fight Against Biometric Checks in New Jersey

New-generation taxi services Uber and Lyft are once again fighting efforts to mandate biometric background checks for their drivers. This time, the fighting is playing out in New Jersey, where two bills are currently being debated at the Legislature, one that would let the attorney general decide on mandatory fingerprint-based background checks, and another that…

IBIA Supports NTIA’s Best Practices for Facial Recognition

IBIA Supports NTIA’s Best Practices for Facial Recognition

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is throwing its support behind the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s “Privacy Best Practice Recommendations For Commercial Facial Recognition Use”. The guidelines were published just last week. While the potential applications and use cases of facial recognition technology are too varied for highly specific best practices, the NTIA document…

News Roundup: Diversity in National ID

News Roundup: Diversity in National ID

Last week at FindBiometrics Border Control & National ID Month continued in our featured articles section with an examination of biometric citizen registries around the world as we counted down the days to our next webinar. The industry news was filled with smartphone fingerprint sensor integrations, access control deployments, and a spot of controversy dealing…

Four New Members Join IBIA’s Ranks

Four New Members Join IBIA’s Ranks

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has welcomed four new members to its ranks, and they include some big names. One is the University of Buffalo’s Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors, or CUBS. The academic body researches and develops biometric technologies for both civilian and government security applications, and as such could be…

IBIA Urges Uber and Lyft to Accept Biometric Background Checks for Drivers

IBIA Urges Uber and Lyft to Accept Biometric Background Checks for Drivers

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is urging unregulated taxi services Uber and Lyft to accept fingerprint-based background checks for their drivers. In a new white paper, the organization argues that the companies’ reliance on biographic background checks and their refusal to make use of the criminal databases associated with program’s like the FBI’s Rap…

IBIA Calls on DHS to Embrace Biometric Entry-Exit

IBIA Calls on DHS to Embrace Biometric Entry-Exit

The International Biometrics and Identity Association (IBIA) has published a white paper urging the US Department of Homeland Security to work with the biometrics industry to develop biometric entry and exit at the country’s borders. Entitled “Closing the Loop: Completing Biometric U.S. Entry-Exit”, the paper argues that biometric technology offers superior identification efficacy compared to…

BIO-key to Demystify Biometrics on FIDO Panel

BIO-key to Demystify Biometrics on FIDO Panel

BIO-key will be front and center at this week’s connect:ID conference. It’s a Silver Sponsor of the event, and the company’s SVP of Global Sales, Jim Sullivan, will be on hand for a panel entitled “Biometric Authentication: Changing the face of mobile security”, in which he will represent the International Biometrics & Identification Association. The panel…

IBIA Calls for Privacy Shield Negotiators to Develop Strong, Clear System

IBIA Calls for Privacy Shield Negotiators to Develop Strong, Clear System

As US and EU Commission negotiators work to develop their Privacy Shield agreement on data transfer standards, the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has issued a statement calling for a “strong, mutually beneficial, easily understood privacy system” that “will help kindle a sense of trust in matters requiring sharing of critically important data such as…

Biometrics Year in Review: Cooperation Makes it Happen

Biometrics Year in Review: Cooperation Makes it Happen

Another year is coming to a close and here at FindBiometrics that means one thing: the annual Biometrics Year in Review is upon us. 2015 has been a year of major adoption in biometrics, as well as major innovation. In large part, these industry strides have come about via cooperation, either through partnerships or on…

IBIA Backs Visa Waiver Changes, Urges Further Efforts

IBIA Backs Visa Waiver Changes, Urges Further Efforts

The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) has issued a statement backing the US government’s recent efforts to tighten its Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Commenting on the H.R. 158 legislation specifically, the IBIA expressed “strong support.” The new regulations come in large part as a response to the November 13th terror attacks in Paris. The…

IBIA Praises DHS Strategic Framework for Biometrics

IBIA Praises DHS Strategic Framework for Biometrics

The US Department of homeland Security (DHS) has recently issued a strategic framework for biometrics, and among its many supporters is the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA). Early this morning, the IBIA announced that is has posted an in depth response to the DHS biometrics framework on its website, detailing point-by-point the association’s support and…

NIST Urged to Expanded Role of Biometric Authentication

NIST Urged to Expanded Role of Biometric Authentication

The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) is urging the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to expand the role of biometrics as it updates its guidance publication on electronic authentication. The development is a result of NIST’s call for comments for NIST Special Publication 800-63-2 Electronic Authentication Guideline. IBIA argues that since the last update…

News Roundup:Innovation and the Multimodal Future

News Roundup:Innovation and the Multimodal Future

Last week at FindBiometrics, while we continued to talk Time & Attendance in the featured articles section, the conversation in the news was focused on fingerprint scanning, border control and the multimodal future of the industry. Here are all the top stories you need to be prepared for what’s coming this week. Fingerprint Sensors and…

IBIA Warns Against TSA PreCheck Changes

IBIA Warns Against TSA PreCheck Changes

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is revising its approach to its PreCheck program, and according to the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA), the changes under consideration would be changes for the worse. Essentially, the TSA appears to be considering moving away from its reliance on biometrics for PreCheck, which aims to securely expedite travelers through…

IBIA White Paper Highlights School’s Biometric Security

IBIA White Paper Highlights School’s Biometric Security

The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) has issued a new white paper on the use of biometric technology in school safety in St. Louis. The paper (included below) details how St. Mary’s high school has implemented a facial recognition system to identify individuals on or approaching the school premises. The system is used for…

IBIA Lauds Young People For Embracing Biometrics

IBIA Lauds Young People For Embracing Biometrics

Recently, Visa Europe conducted a poll in the United Kingdom and the results drew a very positive future for biometric adoption. According to the poll, which was conducted on over 2,000 people in the UK between the ages of 16 and 24, young people (labeled by the study as Generation Z”) are comfortable replacing passwords…

IBIA Applauds Biometric Presence at CES 2015

IBIA Applauds Biometric Presence at CES 2015

The International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA) has published a response on its official website lauding the impressive presence of biometrics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, held this past January in Las Vegas. The paper, located in the IBIA website’s resources section, states that “it is of the utmost importance that everyday consumers be presented…

IBIA and SIA Declare Support For New Biometric Exit Provisions

IBIA and SIA Declare Support For New Biometric Exit Provisions

The International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA), in concert with the Security Industry Association (SIA), has issued an open letter in support of provisions set forth in Section 13 of H.R. 399, the Secure Our Borders First Act. The statement, addressed to Michael McCaul and Bennie Thompson – the chairman and a ranking member of…