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Biometrics Institute releases a new version of the Biometrics Institute Privacy Guidelines, a universal and international best-practice guide

Biometrics Institute releases a new version of the Biometrics Institute Privacy Guidelines, a universal and international best-practice guide

Sydney / London - Monday, 5 October 2015 - The Biometrics Institute has released the new Biometrics Institute Privacy Guidelines to its members to provide guidance on best-practice for biometrics and privacy.

The Biometrics Institute first developed the Guidelines in November 2011 and conducted a regular review to keep the document relevant and up-to-date.

"With a now global membership base, it was time to review the Guidlines again", explains Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute, "and I am absolutely delighted with the work the Privacy Expert Group (PEG) completed to make this is truly universal best-practice guide".

The PEG includes representatives from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA including biometric industry experts, government employees, legal experts and privacy advocates. The Guidelines was then circulated to the Board of Directors and has now been sent to members of the Biometrics Institute and key stakeholders for their input.

The Hon Terry Aulich, Head of the PEG states: "The Guidelines recognise that biometrics are applied in many varying use cases around the world under a wide variety of regulatory regimes. It is not intended to be a replacement for international standards or regulatory requirements. It is a recommendation providing direction for the responsible use of biometrics."

It contains 16 guiding principles addressing important issues such as proportionality, informed consent, protection of biomeric data collected, purpose, retention and the importance of Privacy Impact Assessments.

The Guidelines complement the work the Biometrics Institute is currently conducting on the development of a Trust Mark for biometric products and services.

Now is the time to participate in consultations on the content of the Privacy Guidelines. Contact the Biometrics Institute to find out more and join the independent not-for-profit organisation to support its important mission.

There are several upcoming events where the Biometrics Institute will provide updates on the responsible use of biometrics including the workshop on biometric vulnerability assessments, 12 October 2015 (free for members), the Biometrics 2015: Secure identity solutions now! Conference organised by Elsevier in partnership with the Biometrics Institute, London 13-15 October 2015 (only £500 plus VAT for members!) and the Biometrics Institute Showcase Australia, in Canberra, 18 November 2015.

The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international forum for biometrics users and other interested parties with currently over 180 member organisations including government departments, financial services institutions, aviation representatives, vendors of biometric products and services as well as academia.

It has been established to promote the responsible use of biometric technologies.

The Biometrics Institute has offices in Australia and the UK.

For enquiries contact:
Isabelle Moeller | Tel + 44 7887 414 887 | Email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Web: www.biometricsinstitute.org


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