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

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connect:ID 2018 Call for Speakers is now open!

(October 4, 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 how to apply, visit Deadline for submission is Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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.


The International Biometrics + Identity Association releases its newest policy paper, “The Emergence of Rapid DNA Technology”

(IBIA, September 25, 2017)

On the heels of the President's recent signing of the Rapid DNA Act, the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) released its latest policy paper, "The Emergence of Rapid DNA Technology," on Tuesday, September 12th.

“The Emergence of Rapid DNA Technology” provides an overview of the technology behind Rapid DNA, the value of this technology for swift determinations of identity in the field, and the potential impacts of the Rapid DNA Act. The paper also outlines the Rapid DNA capabilities of several companies, each of which brings specific technologies to the table. By providing a neutral look at the use cases, benefits, and limitations of Rapid DNA, IBIA hopes to create a measured, fact-based debate about this new technology.


Biometric Authentication News - Interview with Michael DePasquale, BIO-key Chairman & CEO

(Biometric Authentication News, June 20, 2017)

In case you missed it ~ On Jun 20, 2017, BIO-key Chairman and CEO Michael DePasquale was featured as Biometric Authentication's Interview of the Week. During the interview, he discusses a range of topics including BIO-key's history, standards for security, and the role of biometric authentication in our changing world. Listen to the podcast and learn more about the real-world applications of this rapidly growing industry!

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