• January 26th, 2022
    IBIA submitted information response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy in response to their Request for Information.
  • May 6, 2021
    In this latest episode of ID Talk, Peter O'Neill, Founder of FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World interviews IBIA Chairman, John Mears, on how industry collaboration can boost the biometrics industry.
  • February 18, 2021
    Today the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) announced major management and operational changes designed to strengthen its organizational outreach and impact in the areas of public policy advocacy, expanding industry communications, and deepening services to its members and the industry.
  • December 3, 2020
    In its letter to the Governor of Massachusetts, IBIA urges the reconsideration of the ban on public sector use of facial recognition technology included in the police reform measure, S. 2963, Section 26, Chapter 6, passed by the General Court.
  • November 2, 2020
    How can the biometrics industry ease the suffering of millions around the world? Read how one IBIA member, Integrated Biometrics, is helping ensure the delivery of famine relief in Yemen.
  • "The State of Mobile Identity Credentials" Webinar Recording
    Click here to watch a recording of "The State of Mobile Identity Credentials" webinar.
  • "The State of Mobile Identity Credentials" Webinar Slides are Now Available!
    The webinar was a great success. There was a large audience with lots of questions about the technology and implementation of the technology into mobile drivers' licenses and travelers' documents. 

    A recording will also be posted to the website shortly. 

    Click anywhere on this description to go to the resources page where you can find the slides to this webinar and much more!

  • July 27, 2020
    In its written comments to Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland City Council Members, IBIA urges the rejection of the latest draft ordinances that would prohibit public and private use of facial recognition technology citing adverse consequences to the public, business, and all levels of government if passed.
  • July 21, 2020
    IBIA urges the House Committee on Ways and Means to reconsider Section 25 of MA. H. 4860, a facial recognition technology ban that would affect all Massachusetts government agencies.
  • July 13, 2020
    The use of facial recognition is a highly charged controversial issue and is still facing an uphill battle for widespread public acceptance. Tune in to this week’s ID NOW podcast for a conversation on the technology, policy issues, and uses with leading experts in facial recognition. Hosted by Daniel Castro, Vice President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), and featuring James Loudermilk, Senior Director of IDEMIA National Security Solutions (NSS), and Christian Schnedler, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at IDEMIA NSS.
  • July 4, 2020
    Click here to read IBIA's latest white paper on biometrics and aviation!
  • June 29, 2020
    IBIA is pleased to announce that this year’s IBIA annual membership meeting will be a Virtual Meeting that will take place on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM (ET). Please mark your calendar and make plans to participate in this important event. The annual meeting agenda will include a report to the membership by IBIA chair John Mears, voting for the Board of Directors, and a presentation by Paul Anstine, Leidos, who will speak on “A Toxic Brew: Intersection of COVID-19, Authoritarian Urges and Biometrics”.
  • June 25, 2020
    IBIA submitted NIST reauthorization proposals to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
  • May 29, 2020
    Attached are comments submitted by IBIA to the House Oversight Committee on its draft bill to establish a moratorium on “New Uses of Facial Recognition Technology by Agencies”. Facial recognition has been proven essential to law enforcement, border security, and public safety and provides many positive benefits, which humans alone cannot do quickly. IBIA believes that a moratorium on the use of facial recognition, is not in the best interests of the country and will have adverse consequences for the public, business, and the country.
  • May 18, 2020
    Please tune in to IBIA’s latest Podcast on the front burner topic – CBPs Biometric Partnerships: A Model for the Future of Secure, Touchless Travel” -- featuring CBP’s John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner and point person implementing the biometric Entry-Exit program, with host Tony Lo Brutto, Thales Executive VP, Identity and Biometric Solutions, North America.
  • May 13, 2020
    IBIA is pleased to announce that on May 13, it hosted its first educational webinar for TSA and OBIM staff on iris recognition “Iris Recognition: Technology, Background, and its Future in our Touchless Identity World.” In addition to the technology expertise provided by Iris ID speakers Tim Meyerhoff and Tom DeWinter, other participants also included Jason Thompson, Border Patrol Deputy Chief, Christopher Grant, US Marshals Service, Prisoner Operations Division, and Anthony Iasso, Incadence Corporation, to discuss existing deployments. During the Q&A, the focus of the large audience was on the technology, suggesting there is a need for other educational webinars.
  • April 20, 2020
    Innovation in Transportation - A Conversation with TSA
  • April 7, 2020
    A Letter from International Biometrics + Identity Association Chairman of the Board - John Mears
  • March 17, 2020
    Mobility Working Group Introduces New White Paper - Principles for the Implementation and Use of Biometrically Enabled Mobile Identity Credentials
  • March 11, 2020
    IBIA Chairman John Mears Presents IBIA Policy Platform at connect:ID 2020
  • February 14, 2020
    NIST Report on Facial Recognition: A Game Changer

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