Industry, governments, and consumers join together in this preeminent conference and expo to see the latest innovations and discuss the policy and technology issues that shape the world of identity.
Produced by IBIA and Science Media Partners (SMP)

connect:ID 2017
Conference: May 1 to 3 | Exhibition: May 2 to 3
Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Happening in IBIA

IBIA Urges Ridesharing Companies to Implement Fingerprint-based Background Checks, Issues White Paper

(IBIA, 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.

IBIA Welcomes Four New Members

(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. 

IBIA Endorses Privacy Best Practices for Facial Recognition

(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 and CompTIA Present - Upcoming Webinar - The Practical Applications of Biometrics: It is Not Just About Tom Cruise's Eyes

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.

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