The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) is a trade association founded in September 1998 in Washington, DC that promotes the effective and appropriate use of technology to determine identity and enhance security, privacy, productivity, and convenience for individuals, organizations, and governments.
Recognizing the vital role identity plays in a globally connected world, IBIA brings stakeholders into a single organization that provides a
Our key focus is on the use of technology in determining identity. Biometrics, which is one of the technologies playing an increasingly important role in identity management, has reached our everyday lives. It is commonly embedded within solutions that protect national borders and ports; enhance programs like driver’s licenses and social benefits registrations; secure facilities like daycare centers, banks, health clubs, and schools; prevent identity theft; secure data and transactions for financial and health care institutions; and protect personal data in laptops and mobile phones.
- forum for exchanging information and ideas;
- clearinghouse for resolving issues and establishing policy;
- voice for policy advocacy and education;
- connection to complementary organizations and standards bodies.
- Promote using technology effectively and appropriately to determine personal identity and enhance security, privacy, productivity, and convenience for individuals, organizations, and governments.
- Advocate for and actively engage in developing public policy on personal identification issues;
- Collaborate with consumers, providers, associations, and entrepreneurs to help them use biometrics to achieve effective security and business solutions;
- Provide a forum to exchange information and ideas, bring visibility to the latest advanced biometric research, resolve issues, and establish policy positions;
- Provide information on important national and international technology and policy developments;
- Participate in relevant national and international technology standards bodies.