Isabelle Moeller | Chief Executive
Biometrics Institute

Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute

Isabelle has been working with the Biometrics Institute since May 2002 and, after almost 10 years in Australia, she is now based in London.
She has played a key role in the establishment of the Biometrics Institute, the independent and international impartial membership organisation established to promote the responsible use of biometrics worldwide.  
Isabelle has successfully managed many government-funded projects in this field, including the Biometrics Vulnerability Assessment Project, the Biometrics Institute Privacy Guidelines and the UN Counter Terrorism project.
She has grown the organisation from initially 12 membership organisations to a truly global multi-stakeholder community with now almost 240 organisations from 30 countries.
She has been able to bring together technical and public policy people and create continued customer satisfaction, evidenced by the growth in membership of the Biometrics Institute. She has also engaged with the European Commission, the United Nations and other international organisations raising the Biometrics Institute’s profile and privacy related activities.
She received the SIA Women in Biometrics Award in 2017 for her contribution to the biometrics community in promoting the responsible use of biometrics. The award is dedicated to recognising innovative women creating a more secure world by guiding the biometrics technology market.
Isabelle holds a Master of Arts in English Literature, Business and the Arts from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt Main, Germany.
The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international membership organisation for biometric users and other interested parties. It was established in 2001 to promote the responsible use of biometrics and has offices in London and Sydney.
With more than a thousand members from 240 membership organisations spread across 30 countries, it represents a global and diverse multi-stakeholder community. This includes banks, airlines, government agencies, biometric experts, privacy experts, suppliers and academics.
The Biometrics Institute connects the global biometrics community. It shares knowledge with its members and key stakeholders and most importantly, develops good-practices and thought leadership for the responsible and ethical use of biometrics.


Identity Week Asia Day 1 @ 16:50

Public Perceptions and Good Practice: How to Implement Biometrics Responsibly

Recent news on biometrics has raised concerns about the use of the technology, in particular Facial Recognition (FR). According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in only four years, facial recognition software got 20 times better at searching a database to find a matching photograph. The use of machine-learning software has contributed to this development and concerns over AI and ethics have also begun to occupy the headlines. With such speed of development, it is nearly impossible for regulators, legislators or standards developers to keep at pace. It is therefore even more important for the biometrics community to agree on recommended good practices for biometrics and help clear up some of the myths around the technology that have contributed to the heated debate.This panel of experts will discuss:·What are some of the good news stories around biometrics especially in a law enforcement and border management context? ·What “myths-information” do we need to clear up to address some of the fear around biometrics?·Do we need regulation of FR? How do we address total bans? ·Are there differences in how we approach different use cases e.g. in law enforcement, on smart phones or in social media? What are the benefits versus the risks?·What good practices are already available and how can organisations put these into use?
last published: 07/Oct/19 05:05 GMT

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