Compendium of recommended practices for the responsible use and sharing of biometrics in counter-terrorism

What is it?

This guideline is an initiative of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force and is a joint project with the Biometrics Institute. It was released by the United Nations on the 29 June 2018. The compendium provides practical guidance to help address developments in biometrics in the context of counter-terrorism and helps member states fulfil their commitments under resolutions 2322 and 2396.

How do members benefit?

The Compendium provides a high- level overview of biometric technology and operating systems in the context of counter-terrorism.

Who updates it?

This is a living document to be reviewed by the UN.

How to access the document

Download a two-page summary here – or download the full compendium below

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Presentation: Background and overview of the compendium of recommended practices: context, objectives, and methodology

Presenters: Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute and Roger Baldwin, Advisory Council Member, Biometrics Institute


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