(November 7, 2017)
The International Biometrics + Identity Association today announced its support for the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be the Secretary of Homeland Security.
IBIA believes that Ms. Nielsen’s extensive work in cybersecurity, emergency management, and combatting terrorism makes her uniquely qualified to serve in this critical position. With cybersecurity an issue of growing importance, the elevation of a cyber expert to head the agency sends a strong message about our national security priorities.
Download the full press release by visiting our Newsroom.
(October 27, 2017)
International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) and Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) are teaming up to bring you TRANSACT Tech NYC! This one-day event will bring leading-edge banking, retail and FinTech companies together with ground-breaking startups and venture capitalists at the forefront of innovation.
TRANSACT Tech will take place on March 13, 2018 at the American Express Tower, 200 Vesey Street, New York, NY 101285. Visit our 'Conferences + Events' page for more information or register now - $59 for ETA/IBIA Members/$89 for Non-Members!
(October 27, 2017)
Do you have an interesting and/or innovative speech proposal for consideration, including case studies, new research or future insights? Then we want to hear from you!
connect:ID is a cutting-edge international conference and exhibition that brings together government and industry, suppliers and buyers, thought leaders and end users. More than 1,400 attendees are expected and the far-reaching contacts of organizers Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), ensure that the people you want to meet will be at connect:ID.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit http://www.connectidexpo.com/call-for-speakers/#.Wdz7nmhSw2w. Deadline for submission is Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
(The Hill, Charles R. Carroll - Opinion Contributor, Oct 2, 2017)
Charles R. Carroll, Senior Vice President of Identity Services, MorphoTrust USA, a subsidiary of IDEMIA, contributed opinion piece, Uber must get drivers' fingerprints to ensure safety, to The Hill. The op-ed highlights the importance and accuracy of fingerprint-based background checks for ride-sharing giants such as Uber and Lyft, when screening potential drivers and safeguarding the public’s well-being.
This piece is particularly relevant as it comes on the heels of Transport for London’s (TfL) recent announcement that it would not renew Uber’s operating license. TfL, which runs the day-to-day operation of the Capital's public transport network, cited Ubers’ “lack of corporate responsibility” as well as its approach to how it obtains background checks for its drivers.
MorphoTrust USA is a member of the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) and Bob Eckel, President, North America, IDEMIA also serves on the IBIA Board of Directors.