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 2018
Conference: April 30 - May 2 | Exhibition: May 1 to 2
Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Happening in IBIA

IBIA Urges Approval of Kirstjen Nielsen as Secretary of Homeland Security

(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.

TRANSACT Tech NYC – Frictionless Commerce : Exploring the Drivers for Growth and Security Authentication in Payments

(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!

Uber must get drivers' fingerprints to ensure safety

(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.


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International Biometrics + Identity Association has a strong interest in an active dialogue around biometrics and identification technologies. We encourage those with an interest in the policy and technical impact of biometrics or identity management to contact us directly. We are always happy to provide perspectives which advance International Biometrics + Identity Association's core mission of enhancing security, privacy, productivity, and convenience through these technologies.