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Max Snijder, Managing Partner

Max Snijder

Max Snijder is one of the leading independent biometrics experts in Europe. His practical experience and integrated approach has lead to an overall view on the biometrics business.

This includes strategic aspects of biometrics deployments (like costs/benefits, risk analysis and business models), as well as issues on functional requirements, use cases and processes. In the field of testing and certification of biometric equipment and systems he plays an important role in establishing European capabilities for testing and certification of biometric components and systems.

Today, Max Snijder is involved in the key areas of the biometrics business. On European level he is involved in numerous workshops, committees and expert groups, such as the Consortium on Security and Technology of the EastWest Institute, The Porvoo Group, the CEN Working Group on Integrated Border Management, CEN Biometric Focus Group. He is Founding Member of the IFIP Working Group on Identity Management (WG11.6) and member of the ePractice Working Group on eID. He recently became member of ThinkTrust, a European Think Tank on 'Investigating Security, Dependability, Trust, Privacy and Identity from ICT and social perspectives', funded by the European Commission.

Max Snijder is CEO of the European Biometrics Forum and chairman of the International Biometrics Advisory Council (IBAC). He is coordinator of BioTesting Europe.
For the EC JRC/IPTS he produced the report 'Security and Privacy in Large Scale Biometric Systems' (to be downloaded from ........) << back to overview