EAB to drive ID technologies
The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) says it wants to drive the use of technologies to identify people.
The EAB, which was founded in November 2011, says its goal is to drive biometrics research and development by promoting the technology’s appropriate and beneficial application. “Despite all positive forecasts, there hasn’t been a global biometrics boom so far,” says Alexander Nouak, chairman of the EAB and head of the Identification and Biometrics competence centre at Fraunhofer IGD
In Nouak’s view, the prime task of biometrics is to increase the comfort of security systems. “Because I have my biometric features with me at all times, there is no need for me to remember any codes, passwords or PINs and to take along keys or cards,” says Nouak. “Biometrics can simplify our lives if privacy remains protected and the application meets the required security level.