Privacy and data protection issues related to the use of multimodal biometrics 'on-the-move' at border-crossings were discussed during CPDP conference which took place on 24-26 January in Brussels.
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EAB-RPC, which is jointly organized by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, and Fraunhofer IGD and a number of EU projects, including PROTECT, will present research results and discuss the benefits of the research for the European society. This conference will present updates of projects introduced in the first and second conference. New projects in the fields of border control (i.e. PROTECT), speaker identification, template protection and more will be presented. Experts from the biometric community will report about their results.
The link to PROTECT Multimodal DB is >>>here<<<
Publicly-funded research projects need to stay close to the practical problems they seek to solve and so the PROTECT project team held a second Stakeholder Group workshop on 5th July at the University of Reading. Professor James Ferryman, who coordinates PROTECT, welcomed some 30 or so participants from business, government and the project team itself.
It is rare that innovation springs from a single talented individual or group. Often several teams are working on the same idea and this can be competitive or supportive, depending on how you look at it. So it is with the development of a contactless, walk/drive-through biometric border control system using ePassports and mobile devices.