Biometrics Institute updates stakeholders on progress of proposed Privacy Trust Mark

The Biometrics Institute has released a summary paper updating members and stakeholders on the progress of and next steps for its proposed Privacy Trust Mark. The Privacy Trust Mark Summary Paper gives an overview of the two stages completed to date; stage one delivered a feasibility study and roadmap while stage two delivered a self-assessment questionnaire and Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) template which will be trialed as part of stage three of the project. A formal project update will be

Biometrics Institute continues work on proposed Privacy Trust Mark

The Biometrics Institute has been working with Lockstep Consulting on a proposed Privacy Trust Mark since early 2015 and stage two of the project, exploring a set of initial technical criteria sufficient to pilot the proposal, was recently completed. The first stage provided a feasibility and landscape study as well as a roadmap for implementation which confirmed strong support for such a mark. Lockstep was also engaged to do stage two of the project and delivered a proposal for an

Biometrics Institute issues new privacy guidelines

The Biometrics Institute has released its new privacy guidelines to its members to provide guidance on best-practice for biometrics and privacy. The non-profit organization first developed the guidelines back in November 2011 and regularly reviews the document to keep it relevant and up-to-date. “With a now global membership base, it was time to review the guidelines again,” said Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute, “and I am absolutely delighted with the work the Privacy Expert Group (PEG) completed to

Biometrics Institute receives funding to further develop certification program

The Biometrics Institute announced it has received funding from the Australian government to further develop its Trust Mark certification. First announced last November, the Biometrics Institute’s Trust Mark certification program is designed to reassure the public of the responsible use of biometrics, as well as make privacy compliance more transparent and easier to understand. The Trust Mark program is particularly important considering that biometrics raise various concerns amongst consumers that can be addressed by a certification to signify compliance with

The Biometrics Institute reaches 182 members

The Biometrics Institute announced it has reached a total membership of 182 organizations, which represents a total of over 650 individuals from around the world. “We witnessed record membership growth last year and this trend is continuing,” said Isabelle Moeller, chief executive of the Biometrics Institute. “Over the past year, membership has gone from 163 to 182 organizations. Our most recent members represent organizations from all regions of the globe including Metrobank UK, World Privacy Forum USA, HSBC, Danish Prison

Biometrics Institute enlists Lockstep Consulting for feasibility study in developing certification program

Biometrics Institute announced it has hired Lockstep Consulting to conduct a feasibility study for its Biometrics Institute Trust Mark certification program. As previously reported, the Biometrics Institute began working on the Trust Mark certification program in October, which it said at the time would reassure the public about the responsible use of biometrics, and will make privacy compliance more transparent and easier to understand. The Trust Mark certification program will cover specific criteria, which Biometrics Institute will then use to

Biometrics Institute appoints new board of directors and re-confirms its focus on building trust in biometrics in 2015

The Biometrics Institute announced its newly elected board of directors, which includes representatives from Immigration New Zealand, the FBI, Spanish Ceca Bank and UK Home Office. Arron Baker of Immigration New Zealand has been re-elected as Biometrics Institute’s chairman and director. He will oversee the board of directors, which is comprised of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Paul Cross, Salmat Speech Solutions GM Brett Feldon, the FBI’s Jim Loudermilk, Australia Attorney Generals Department’s Andrew Rice, Cognitec Systems’ Juergen

Biometrics Institute eyes ‘Trust Mark’ certification program

The Biometrics Institute is working on a program that it says will reassure the public of the responsible use of biometrics, and will make privacy compliance more transparent and easier to understand. According to Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller, the group is presently building an advisory panel for the proposed “Trust Mark” program and it is currently in consultation with its members and stakeholders, brainstorming the new idea. The Biometrics Institute announced the new proposed Trust Mark system earlier this