The Biometrics Institute places privacy strategies at the centre of its discussions on biometrics. Privacy protection is a critical component in the responsible use of biometrics technologies.
The Institute has been working on the following good-practice guiding material to address the challenges around privacy:
It has been designed by the Biometrics Institute to provide a universal guide for suppliers, end users, managers and purchasers of biometric systems. It is the public’s assurance that the biometric managers and data controllers have followed best practice privacy principles when designing, implementing and managing biometric based projects.
The Biometrics Institute launched its Privacy Awareness Checklist (PAC) for members of the Biometrics Institute in May 2010 to assist members in a quick an easy way to assess privacy impacts when using biometrics. It provides a snapshot in time of where the organisation sits in regards to privacy. Members can access this PAC.
Assessment (PIA) Model
& Trust Mark
During 2015-2017 the Biometrics Institute worked on a proposal for a Biometrics Privacy Trust Mark issued for a biometric product or service. In early 2017 it was decided to convert the self-assessment questionnaire into a PIA Model Template which now forms the basis for some workshops that the Institute delivers to its members (2018).