BioID joins IT security association TeleTrusT Germany

Working with top security companies to promote multimodal biometric technology

(PresseBox) ( Nürnberg, )
BioID GmbH, a leading provider of multimodal biometric authentication for IT, web, and mobile applications, today announced that it is joining TeleTrusT, a German IT security association with a powerful network and a strong political voice in IT security and related issues.

"TeleTrusT welcomes BioID's membership," said Dr. Holger Muehlbauer, Managing Director of TeleTrusT. "Biometrics is one of our key focus areas, and we are pleased that BioID will participate in our efforts to promote biometrics as a proven technology for protecting digital identities, electronic transactions and other confidential information."

TeleTrusT's widereaching, powerful network brings together the best minds and top companies from the IT security world. They also have considerable influence on political decisions in Germany relating to IT security, egovernment, ehealth, security and privacy issues. For instance, they were instrumental in promoting the German Digital Signature law many years ago. The organization includes an active biometrics expert group, which has worked to promote the use of biometrics, to map the landscape of the German biometrics industry, and to define best practices for secure, reliable biometric recognition technology that complies with legal regulations and is acceptable to potential users.

"TeleTrusT's members include some of the top names in IT security, and we are pleased to join this network of excellence in IT security," said Ho Chang, CEO of BioID GmbH. "With our extensive background in reliable and userfriendly multimodal biometric recognition, we look forward to our participation in promoting the widespread use of biometric technology in government, corporate and consumer applications."

About TeleTrusT

The IT security association TeleTrusT Germany e.V. was founded in 1989 to provide a reliable framework for the trustworthy deployment of information and communication technology. TeleTrusT today is a world-renowned network of competence for IT security. TeleTrusT currently represents approximately 100 members from industry, science and research, and public institutions. Our members discuss current topics of IT security and safety management and exchange their knowledge in project groups. TeleTrusT comments on political and legal issues, organizes events and participations in trade fairs and is the supporting organization of the "European Bridge CA" (the provision of public-key certificates for secure e-mail communications) and the certificate "TeleTrusT Information Security Professional” (T.I.S.P.). The association is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. For more information please see
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