European Association for Biometrics
The EAB is a non-profit organization seeking to advance the proper and beneficial use of biometrics in Europe, taking into account the interests of European citizens, industries, academia and governments.
The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is the primary European multi stakeholder platform for biometrics.
The EAB targets its activities at the following areas of interest:
- Communication and community building
- Training and education
- Research and programme development
The EAB engages stakeholders from all European countries including the European Commission and the European Parliament, by establishing a pan European network of national contacts points and platforms and by providing a program that appeals to common needs.
The EAB is committed to contribute to the development of technologies and services that ensure safety, security, interoperability and the protection of human rights, including the right to privacy.
Call for legislative action to enable accessibility to data for testing biometric products and systems in the EU/Request for uniform guidelines
The General Assembly of the European Association for Biometrics filed a letter to various European institutions including the European Data Protection Supervisor, the European Parliament, eu-LISA and others. Their plead is to find legal measurements to allow the use of existing biometric data for the purpose of developing, testing and evaluating biometric systems in such way that the best data and privacy protection is guarranteed.
Please find the EAB Letter on Biometric Data to the EU.
Winners of the European Biometrics Research and Industry Award 2016 announced
On 21 September 2016 the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) awarded young researchers for their outstanding works in the area of biometrics. An international jury chose 3 candidates out of a broad range of submitted high quality papers to present their significant contribution in front of the jury, the EAB members and the public audience.
The European Research and Industry Awards are both honoured with a 2.000,00 € stipendium for each category. The finalists are also donated a free of charge one year membership of EAB. The European Biometric Research and Industry Awards 2016 are kindly sponsored by Safran Morpho and Fingerprint Cards (FPC).