biometric data

Biometrics Institute Updates Privacy Guidelines to Reflect GDPR Standards

Biometrics Institute Updates Privacy Guidelines to Reflect GDPR Standards

The Biometrics Institute has released new privacy guidelines for any and all organizations operating in the biometrics space. The universal guidelines are specifically written to ensure that biometrics researchers, manufacturers, and operators know how to handle people’s personal information responsibly. While the Institute generally updates its privacy guidelines every two years, this is the first…

House Bill Aims to Formalize Biometric Intelligence Sharing with US Allies

House Bill Aims to Formalize Biometric Intelligence Sharing with US Allies

A new piece of legislation aimed at facilitating the sharing of biometric intelligence on foreigners posing a potential security threat to the US has passed through the House Homeland Security Committee. Dubbed the “Biometric Identification Migration Alert Program (BITMAP) Authorization Act of 2018”, the bill passed by a vote of 20-7. The BITMAP program entails…

FBI and Georgian Intelligence Agency to Share Biometric Data

FBI and Georgian Intelligence Agency to Share Biometric Data

America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached a new agreement with the country of Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) to work together in fighting crime and terrorism. The collaboration will include sharing biometric data on suspected criminals and terrorists. Quoted in an Agenda.ge article, FBI legal attaché Kathleen Canning, who signed the agreement along with Georgian…