(July 26, 2016)
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
. Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently spoke with John Mears, Director, IBIA, exclusively about this topic. The conversation offers some background on the need for biometricexit, details some of the challenges in implementing such a program, why the modern method of using only biographic data to track traveler exits is insufficient, and much more.
(IBIA, June 29, 2016)
This IBIA/CompTIA Advocacy sponsored web-ex is designed to give you an overview of biometrics, and briefly address some of the public challenges and opportunities at the state and federal level. Presenters include representatives from IBIA member companies: Benji Hutchinson, Senior Director of DC Operations, NEC Corporation, John Mears, Senior Fellow Lockheed Martin, and Robert Rowe, VP Strategic Development, HID Global Corporation.
(IBIA, June 22, 2016)
The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), the leading international trade group representing the identification technology industry, announced its support for the best practices for the commercial use of facial recognition technology (FRT) that the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published June 16, 2016. The best practices, which focus on ensuring consumer privacy, were developed and agreed to by a group of stakeholders convened by NTIA.
(IBIA, June 16, 2016)
The International Biometrics + Identity Association is very pleased to introduce its newest members: The Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) at the University of Buffalo, BehavioSec, Aware, and NextgenID.
(June 14, 2016)
In a new white paper, the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) explains the reasons why only background checks that include FBI and state fingerprints holdings, in addition to other biographic searches, will ensure that Uber and Lyft have the information they need to adequately assess the candidates for employment. By choosing to ignore the information held in these databases, Uber and Lyft are not fulfilling their responsibility to minimize public safety risks.