Biometrics Institute

Biometrics Institute Stresses Importance of Ethical Best Practices for Biometrics

Biometrics Institute Stresses Importance of Ethical Best Practices for Biometrics

The Biometrics Institute is asking law enforcement, border control, and other government agencies to exhibit good behavior when deploying biometric technology, warning that it may be regulated for them if they use it irresponsibly and go on to lose public trust. “It is vital that anyone using biometrics to identify individuals follows responsible and ethical…

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…

Biometrics Institute Publishes Ethical Guideline Based on Seven Principles

Biometrics Institute Publishes Ethical Guideline Based on Seven Principles

The Biometrics Institute has issued seven ethical principles meant to serve as a guideline for how contemporary biometrics technology should be deployed. The list of principles begins with a bit of a tautology – “Ethical behaviour” – and goes on to include “Ownership of the biometric and respect for individuals’ personal data”, “Serving humans”, “Justice…

Biometrics Institute Issues Layman’s Guide to Enterprise Deployments

Biometrics Institute Issues Layman’s Guide to Enterprise Deployments

“The Guide’s publication reflects the increasingly widespread proliferation of biometric technologies across government and business organizations…” The Biometrics Institute has issued a new, freely available guide to the implementation of biometric technology in an organizations. The guide, entitled Understanding Biometrics – Considerations for Implementing a Biometric System, is broad in its approach, covering a variety…

UN Biometrics Intel Guide Workshops May Present Opportunities for Vendors

UN Biometrics Intel Guide Workshops May Present Opportunities for Vendors

With the “United Nations Compendium of Recommended Practices for the Responsible Use and Sharing of Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism” now officially published, the Biometrics Institute is preparing to spread the word. The organization helped to author the guide in collaboration with the UN’s Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), with the aim of offering general guidelines to…

Collaboration Presents Opportunity for Humaniq to Improve Security For End Users in Africa

Collaboration Presents Opportunity for Humaniq to Improve Security For End Users in Africa

“Users in Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are currently required to upload pictures of their faces to the Humaniq app for registration and authentication based on facial recognition, with behavioral biometrics also playing a role in authentication.” Humaniq has joined the Biometrics Institute, an international organization dedicated to the responsible use of biometrics. In…

Biometrics Institute Issues Privacy Guidelines

Biometrics Institute Issues Privacy Guidelines

Keeping the momentum going from last week’s World Privacy Day, the Biometrics Institute has published a set of Biometrics Privacy Guidelines. The publication builds on the international non-profit’s Privacy Awareness Checklist. In a statement announcing the Biometrics Privacy Guidelines, Biometrics Institute Chief Executive Isabelle Moeller explained that it’s meant “to provide a guide for suppliers,…