Biometrics Institute forms new alliance
14 May 2015 15:52 GMT

The Biometrics Institute, Mobey Forum and Natural Security Alliance have revealed plans to cooperate on promoting the use of biometrics in digital services.

The new tripartite group will hold an inaugural meeting on biometrics for non-government services in Paris on 1 July.

The international Biometrics Institute is an independent association working to bring the industry together as a whole including end users, suppliers and academics. Mobey Forum, meanwhile, is an association empowering banks and other financial institutions to lead in the future of mobile financial services.

Natural Security Alliance has developed biometric authentication standards that make user transactions possible which guarantee the sanctity of biometric data and privacy.

Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute stated, "The Biometrics Institute is known for the delivery high-quality discussion meetings for its over 180 members with the aim to shape the future of the biometrics industry. Collaborating with two other recognised industry bodies provides a fantastic opportunity for our members to engage with other sectors and regions and promote the responsible use of this technology.”

This Paris event is limited to 50 attendees and preference is given to representatives from financial services and telecoms sectors. Those that wish to attend should send their expression of interest to the institute before 1 July 2015.

“When industry associations come together to rally around a specific cause the results resonate across the entire industry,” comments Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director, Mobey Forum.

“By collaborating at the association level we can guarantee immunity from commercial influence and work objectively in the industry’s best interests. This is a great opportunity; we’re very excited to explore what we can achieve together.”

Andre Delaforge, Head of Communication Advisory Committee at the National Security Alliance, added ““In this first meeting we will discuss the use of biometrics in digital services with a specific focus on critical issues which are not always sufficiently addressed, including questions relating to implementation, evaluation and security.”