Digital Identity and Biometric Authentication paper

What is it?

The Digital Identity and Biometric Authentication paper sets out recommended good practices for implementing biometric authentication in a secure and effective manner. It includes considerations around business benefits, the impact on other authentication mechanisms, the reuse of digital identities, and managing on-device biometrics.

Full, and summary editions of the paper are available. Key messages taken from the paper are also available as presentation slides to complement your own communications when discussing digital identity and biometric authentication.

How do members benefit?

The paper offers practical guidance for those looking to develop new authentication processes or enhance existing ones in a way that aligns with individuals and ensures the security and privacy of their digital identities. It is relevant to a wide range of sectors including government, financial services, healthcare, and technology.

Who updates it?

The Institute’s Digital Identity Group (DIG) updates the paper as required. It was first released in 2023.

How to access the document and slides

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