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ID@Borders and Future of Travel Conference

Category
Event
Venue
Vienna, Austria
Date(s)
-
Subject
Border security and management , Foreign terrorist fighters

Description

This conference, organised by the OSCE Transnational Threats Department Border Management and Security Unit and the Biometrics Institute, provides representatives of OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation with an opportunity to learn about the benefits of biometric technology in countering terrorism, and how to responsibly use and share collected biometric data.

Summary

For representatives of those States already using biometric systems, the conference will facilitate the exchange of good practices in using these tools and help to identify potential partnerships with other States to further improve the efficiency or minimize the costs of their current systems.

The conference supports the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2396 (2017), which decided that States shall develop and implement systems to collect biometric data (such as fingerprints, photographs and facial recognition) in order to responsibly and properly identify terrorists, including foreign terrorist fighters.

The Resolution also further calls on regional and sub-regional entities to provide technical assistance, resources, and capacity building to member states in order to implement such systems.

The conference will explore:

  • What biometrics systems are and why they are valuable to states in identifying terrorists
  • How states can develop and implement systems to collect biometric data responsibly
  • Recommend practices in the sharing of biometric data between states
  • The future of border control: Biometrics and Artificial Intelligence

Information

Added on
05 Apr 2019
Origin
OSCE Secretariat / Transnational Threats Department / Border Management and Security Unit
Type
Conference
Venue description

Hofburg Congress Centre

Organizer
OSCE Secretariat / Transnational Threats Department / Border Management and Security Unit
Participants
Law enforcement officers
Keywords
biometric methods, identification
Rights
OSCE