Biometrics Institute points to ethical role
16 October 2018 17:05 GMT

The Biometrics Institute has noted in a media release that it has been promoting the responsible and ethical use of biometrics since 2001.

The group said it has focused on regular dialogue at its events and with the development of good practices, with the overall aim of creating a better world through successful biometric implementations.

“It is an exciting time for biometrics. Biometrics are everywhere,” says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. “We are seeing new use cases for biometrics at the borders, in the financial sector, and in social media. Digital identity is on everyone’s mind, but legislation, standards and policies can hardly keep pace. It is therefore key that we keep privacy and ethics at the forefront.”
 
She adds: “We are at an important junction and the independent Biometrics Institute, supported by its members, is well placed to drive the agenda for the responsible and ethical use of biometrics through thought-leadership and guidance.”
 
The Biometrics Institute Congress will be held in London next week.