The Biometrics Institute is an independent not-for-profit membership organisation, founded in 2001 with funding from the Australian government. Its mission is to be a forum for biometric users and other interested parties and to facilitate the responsible use of biometrics. It has over 120 member organisations in the public and private sector from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, USA and Asia/Pacific. It offers biometric vulnerability and privacy impact assessments in addition to other member services.
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Danish Biometrics was founded in 2006 by a number of companies, universities and organizations with the mission to work for a sustainable development of biometrics on the Danish market. After a reorganization in 2008, Danish Biometrics is now a flat net-work with the primary aim of launching make market oriented activities in close dialogue with relevant stakeholders, including support for research and innovation.
The mission is to bring to the market easy to use biometric products and solutions for migration and integration on an open platform with special concern on privacy and human rights promoting the use of biometrics as privacy enhanching technology and as part of privacy by design principles.
Danish Biometrics has 54 members consisting of Danish and foreign-based consultancies, engineering companies, IT integrators, technology providers, government agencies, universities, research and technology institutions, professional bodies as well as public and private end-user organisations and corporations being one of the biggest biometric networks in Europe.
The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) was founded in November 2011 as Non-profit association by European Stakeholders representing industry, governmental agencies and academia. Its goal is the proper and beneficial use of biometrics in Europe and to provide a platform to exchange un-biased information. It serves not only as a competence pool of experts in biometrics in Europe but also represents the community before high-ranking policy makers in the European Union. EAB operates as an umbrella for national Biometric Groups. Furthermore, EAB is home for special interest groups and hosts various technical committees. A core objective is also to support research and innovation with the European Research and Industry Award.
For more information, please visit eab.org
Eurosmart is an international non-profit association located in Brussels and representing the Smart Security Industry for multi-sector applications. Founded in 1995, the association is committed to expanding the world’s Smart Secure Devices market, developing Smart Security standards and continuously improving quality and security applications.
Members are manufacturers of smart cards, semiconductors, terminals, equipment for smart cards system integrators, application developers and issuers who work into dedicated working groups (communication, marketing, security, electronic identity, new form factors, and prospect emerging markets).
Members are largely involved in political and technical initiatives as well as research and development projects at the European and international levels.
Eurosmart is acknowledged as representing “the Voice of the Smart Security Industry”.
For more information, please visit www.eurosmart.com
GlobalPlatform identifies, develops and publishes specifications which facilitate the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its proven technical specifications are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.
The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships. The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors.
GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. Its members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.
For more information, please visit www.globalplatform.org
Intellect is the UK trade association for the IT, telecoms and electronics industries and represents around 750 companies ranging from SMEs to multinationals. Intellect members are given a stronger, more collective voice to help drive connections with both government and business to create a commercial environment in which they can thrive.
ITSO is a non-for-profit membership organisation supported by the UK Department for Transport that has created a common specification at both the card and application level, to enable the use of interoperable smart cards in transport and other areas. ITSO members include local and regional government, transport operators and suppliers to the industry.
ITSO specification is becoming the national standard for smart ticketing in UK. ITSO facilitates “smart” functionality of the concessionary travel schemes in England, Scotland and Wales and ITSO-compliant ticketing has been made a requirement for a number of UK rail franchises. ITSO standard is potentially suitable for other applications of smartcards, for example, citizens’ applications, car parking, loyalty schemes and other.
For further information visit: www.itso.org.uk
Since its establishment in 1992, Smartex has developed the foremost group of forums in the smart card market. Today, it operates an international network of professional, membership-based associations concerned with smart cards, biometrics and RFID technologies.
Smartex events comprise regular day-long forum meetings, with influential speakers leading informal and highly interactive sessions addressing a wide range of topical themes dealing with technical, operational and commercial subjects, with many opportunities for attendees to network with leading industry specialists and potential users in a non-sales environment. Forums also establish their own working groups for each sector, where panels of members develop national strategies to further market development and to make recommendations on challenging issues of the day.
Members also receive a wide range of other services, many of which are delivered through the Smartex web sites, with www.smartex.com as their core.
Global membership currently approaches 500 companies in the UK, Africa, Central Eastern Europe and the Asia Pacific.
TeleTrusT – IT Security Association Germany
TeleTrusT is a widespread competence network for IT security comprising members from industry, administration, research as well as national and international partner organizations with similar objectives. TeleTrusT provides interdisciplinary fora for IT security experts and facilitates information exchange between vendors, users and authorities. TeleTrusT comments on technical, political and legal issues related to IT security and is organizer of events and conferences. TeleTrusT is carrier of the "European Bridge CA" (provision of public key certificates for secure e-mail communication), the quality seal "IT Security made in Germany" and runs the IT expert certification program "TeleTrusT Information Security Professional (T.I.S.P.)". TeleTrusT is member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The association is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
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