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The mission of the Biometrics Institute is to promote the responsible use of biometrics in an independent and impartial international forum for biometric users and other interested parties.

In order to achieve this mission, the goals of the Biometrics Institute are:

  • To promote the appropriate, responsible and ethical use of biometrics, including due consideration to privacy concerns
  • To educate and inform members, business and the public
  • To provide a forum for discussion about biometrics between members, potential users and vendors
  • To facilitate the development and awareness of standards, benchmarks and test regimes for the industry
  • To provide input to development of policy and best-practice
  • To encourage appropriate research and development of biometrics
  • To promote the security and integrity of biometric systems and programmes