Richard Rinkens

Head of Biometrics

European Commission, Directorate-General for Home Affairs __ Belgium

Wednesday 21/03/2018 __ 14:50-15:10

Plenary __ Banknotes and identity documents in a changing world

Auditorium __ Level 3

Richard Rinkens implemented the Biometric Matching System (BMS) for the Visa Information System (VIS) and then worked on a variety of strategic ideas and concepts involving biometrics and identity management, such as the Smart Borders package.

In parallel to preparing the implementation of a SISII AFIS, Richard is now focusing on the digitalisation of Home Affairs, creating policy on border-control, biometrics and identity management. After the Schengen Masterlist project to enable electronic authentication of travel documents, he is also working towards establishing interoperability to create stronger and smarter information systems for borders and security.

Richard’s academic background is in Electronics, Informatics and Artificial Intelligence.



European response to travel document fraud

Let us have a close look at the initiatives for stronger and smarter information systems for borders and security that the European Commission has taken in response to the everincreasing passenger flux, the wish for a quick border-control passage, and the current security situation.