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:
The privacy guidelines have 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 Privacy Awareness Checklist (PAC) is designed to be a simple and concise resource to raise awareness of privacy concerns whilst being universally useable. It encourages organisations to discuss their Personal Information processing, assess risks and threats, consider privacy awareness and training, and maintain a strong privacy and data protection environment.
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.