The Top 5 Biometric Associations and Regulatory Bodies Around the World

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People around the world are more concerned about their security. Everyone wants to ensure proper security at home, in the workplace, on their borders, and other common places. Once upon a time establishing a “secure” environment meant individual identification was checked manually, but those days are dwindling in favor of automated systems that rely on biometric credentials. Biometric identification has emerged as a stable, secure method of individual identification that offers higher security than traditional methods which include passwords, personal identification numbers (PINs), or identification cards.

Commensurate with the rise in biometric identification management technology has been a significant increase of biometric associations and regulatory boards around the world to observe and regulate the industry and help facilitate communication to improve it.

Top 5 Biometric Regulatory Bodies

Here is a list and profile of the top five biometric associations and regulatory bodies around the world:

European Association for Biometrics:

The EAB or European Association for Biometrics is the primary European multi stakeholder platform for biometrics and a non-profit organization which is working to improve the current situation of the biometric industry in Europe. They collect the interests of European citizens, industries, academia, and governments to facilitate communication and work for positive change. This association is committed to develop technologies to provide safety, security, human rights and privacy to the European citizens.

Biometric Consortium:

The mission of the Biometric Consortium is to manage the relations between the U.S. Federal Government and outside entities on biometrics and other identity technologies. Its primary goal is to ensure defense support, increase homeland security, proper identity management system,

Biometrics Institute

The Biometrics Institute is an organization committed to promote the proper use of biometrics and an independent international forum for biometrics users and other parties. Back in 2001 when the biometric industry was new, thought leaders came together to create an international platform to keep the industry on the right track and facilitate improvements, so they created the Biometric Institute to share  knowledge of biometrics all around the world. Now, the Institute has offices in London and Sydney, not to mention the global biometrics network they have slowly built over time. It represents 204 organizations and 800 individuals from 24 different countries.

International Biometric Industry Association (IBIA)

The International Biometric Industry Association promotes the appropriate and productive use of biometrics technology to regulate identity management. It was founded in September 1998 in Washington D.C. to ensure the security, privacy, efficiency, and suitability of biometrics for individuals, organizations, and governments. It works mainly for immigration reform, border issues, U.S.-VISIT Exit, healthcare, and financial services, Privacy, cybersecurity, and big data are its main areas of focus. To efficiently maintain its mission, the IBIA focuses on major three activities; advocacy, connections, and education.

The International Biometric Society (IBS)

The IBS is an international organization established to promote the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the biosciences including; agriculture, biomedical science and public health, ecology, environmental sciences, forestry, and allied disciplines. This Society is open to biosciences experts such as statisticians, mathematicians, biological scientists, and others devoted to this industry. The Society is organized into geographically-defined regions all over the world. It publishes two journals about biometrics.


This list of the top five biometrics associations and regulatory bodies around the world will help you to understand the most important entities that are working to advance the technology and ensure that privacy and security protocols are established and met. There are many more associations, however our research indicates that these are the most influential.

The post was written by Mehedi Hasan, Executive (SEO/ SEM/ PPC) Business Development & Interactive Marketing at M2SYS Technology.

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John Trader

John Trader is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager with M2SYS Technology, a recognized industry leader in biometric identity management technology. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA M2SYS Technology's mission is to pioneer the high-tech industry by delivering long-term value to customers, employees and partners through continued innovation and excellence in all aspects of our business. M2SYS continues to innovate, build and bring to market leading-edge biometrics solutions that revolutionize the industry and expand the applicability of biometrics technology in our marketplace. You can view their Web site at or contact them via e-mail at

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