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FRA presents its biometric identification project at the Biometrics Institute’s congress

FRA presented its project on remote biometric identification in law enforcement and the fundamental rights implications at the annual congress of the Biometrics Institute.

The congress attracted some 200 participants attending from over 25 different countries. They represented governments, the user community as well as biometric suppliers, international organisations, EU entities, leading non-governmental organisations and academia.

It took place on 17-18 October in London.

Speakers highlighted that while AI uptake is accelerating, binding biometric data to the individual is essential for establishing foundational identity, and the biometrics community needs standards and testing to help prevent morphing and deepfake attacks. Overall, the event underscored inclusivity and the proportionate use of biometrics in the age of AI.