Biometric Institute have recently updated their privacy guidelines for biometrics and this time, they included the implications introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The purpose of the privacy guidelines is to guide people on biometric systems, to assure the public that ethical, good practice privacy principles were followed, to be a guide across numerous countries and jurisdictions, to provide practical advice about the implementation and management of biometrics and connected systems and finally, to help deal with biometric challenges and opportunities.
The first edition of the privacy guidelines was first released to Biometric Institute members in 2006. Since its release, Auraya has been strongly supporting and adhering to the privacy codes and guidelines addressed by Biometric Institute. Today, it contains 16 principles detailing from “non-discrimination to maintaining a strong privacy environment”.
As stated by the Biometric Institute, the updated universal privacy guidelines cover:
The new changes for the privacy guideline for biometrics were:
Also included in the privacy guidelines are Biometric Institute’s seven ethical principles. These principles are:
The privacy guideline is available to Biometric Institute members only. You can contact Biometric Institute if you’d like to join or log in to their Information Hub if you are already a member. If you’d like to discuss or address concerns regarding the privacy guidelines, feel welcome to contact us at Auraya, a supplier member of the Biometric Institute.