Privacy Guidelines

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What is it?

Our Privacy Guidelines are the first comprehensive and universal privacy guidelines for biometrics. They outline key privacy issues that need addressing when introducing biometrics.

The guidelines are updated every two years by our Privacy Expert Group with input from many different sectors. They include 18 principles including proportionality, informed consent, protection of biometrics data and purpose and sharing of biometric data.

How do members benefit?

The guidelines provide a good introduction to the topic of biometrics and privacy, bringing members up to date on the key issues that need addressing when introducing biometrics.

Who updates it?

The Institute’s Privacy and Policy Expert Group (PEG) update the guidelines every two years to keep them current.

How to access the document

Members: Click here.
Non-members: Find out about becoming a member here.

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