(IBIA, January 8, 2017)
On Monday, January 2, 2017, The Washington Post editorial board published an opinion article titled Uber and Lyft’s arguments against fingerprinting make little sense.
The article addresses the objections of Uber and Lyft to requiring fingerprint background checks for their drivers. The IBIA responded with a letter to the editor, which you can read here
(IBIA, November 17, 2016)
The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is proud to announce that Managing Director Tovah LaDier has won the Women in Biometrics 2016 Award presented by Secure ID News and the Security Industry Association (SIA). Active and valued IBIA member Teresa Wu, Director of Strategic Marketing and Government Relations for MorphoTrak, was also recognized with the award. The Women in Biometrics Awards are a prestigious recognition, and rightly acknowledge the contributions LaDier and Wu have both made in the many years they have spent advocating IBIA's cause.
(IBIA, October 13, 2016)
On Thursday, October 13, 2016 the IBIA hosted a lunch and learn event on Capitol Hill. Speakers Dawn E. Lucini, Director of Aviation Security, Telos ID; Michael Petrov, Managing Director, USA, Vision-Box; Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum; and Teresa Wu, Director of Strategic Marketing and Government Relations, presented to a near packed room consisting of Hill staffers and industry professionals. These experts in identity technology and privacy discussed topics such as aviation employee screening, the use of biometrics in border security, the evolving relationship between security and privacy, and the role of technology in protecting privacy and curtailing identity theft.
(FPF, October 11, 2016)
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has initiated a program to encourage constructive discussions between the tech industry and privacy/consumer organizations on key issues relating to technology/privacy and consumer rights. IBIA has been invited to participate in the program on October 11th. The meeting involves presenting tabletop demos on three (3) technologies - voice, iris recognition, and fingerprint - and participating in discussions. The FPF also expects that is likely to arise during the discussions. Agnitio Corporation, Iris ID, and NEC have all agreed to participate and provide demos.