Mobey Forum, Biometrics Institute and Natural Security Alliance join forces to promote biometrics for digital services

15 May 2015

The Biometrics Institute, Mobey Forum and Natural Security Alliance today announce a cross-association collaboration to promote the use of biometrics in digital services, together with details of its inaugural meeting, on biometrics for non-government services, held in Paris on the 1st July 2015.

The international Biometrics Institute is known for its expertise and long track-record in bringing together the industry as a whole including end users, suppliers and academics. It has been proactively working with the industry as a truly independent body since 2001.

Mobey Forum, the global industry association empowering banks and other financial institutions to lead in the future of mobile financial services, has championed the use of biometric authentication through its Biometrics Workgroup, and will provide attendees at the event with exclusive insights from a forthcoming white paper and international banking survey, schedule for publication later in in the summer.

Natural Security Alliance's biometric strong authentication standard makes it possible for users to access the full range of electronic services (e.g. online and in-store payments, cash withdrawals, online banking, FIDO services, identity management) with the guarantee that they will retain full control of their biometric data and that their privacy will be protected.

Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute stated, "The Biometrics Institute is known for the delivery of 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.”

“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.”

André Delaforge, Head of Communication Advisory Committee, Natural 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.”

This 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 below contact on or before 1st July 2015.

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