FB pixel

Biometrics Institute concerned about French bill restricting the use of biometric technologies

Categories Biometrics News  |  Trade Notes

The Biometrics Institute has informed the French Senate and National Assembly of its concerns regarding proposed amendments to the 1978 Data Protection Act which would limit the use of biometric technologies.

The Institute`s submission raises concern regarding the broader impacts of restricting the use of biometric technologies, including impeding the development of French and European technologies, especially in the biometrics area. The submission also highlights uses of biometric technologies that are legitimate, responsible and provide economic and societal benefits.

In its submission, the Biometrics Institute encourages reconsideration of the proposal as well as open consultation and engagement with key stakeholders to ensure positive privacy and data protection outcomes while not hindering innovation capacity development.

“Our Biometrics Institute Privacy Awareness Checklist and Privacy Guidelines have been developed to promote good privacy and data protection practice and be guidance documents for members and stakeholders,” explains Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. “A key focus for us at the Biometrics Institute is to raise awareness and educate stakeholders and the public about best practices for the responsible use of biometrics and we would be delighted to take part in this important dialogue.”

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


New international standard covers forensic biometrics in lab and field environments

A lunch talk by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) untangles the forthcoming Forensic Sciences standard ISO/IEC 21043, in particular its…


Retail biometrics’ rising tide lifts startup to €1.5M funding round

Lithuania-based autonomous retail startup Pixevia has raised €1.5 million (US$1.6 million), and plans to bring its technology to new venues…


Humane AI reportedly looking for a buyer for its biometric wearable business

mane AI is reportedly in search of a potential buyer for its business, as per a report by Bloomberg. The…


With AI tools and crypto aiding financial fraud, cops and industry gear up for a fight

The fraudulent practice of “pig butchering” continues to be a major concern in financial fraud, as highlighted in a recent…


ID R&D patents voice biometrics and spoof detection to protect smart devices

ID R&D has been granted a patent for integrated voice biometrics and spoof detection for keywords and short requests used…


Worldcoin ordered to stop operating in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s privacy office has announced the results of its investigation into Worldcoin, and found that the iris biometrics project…


16 Replies to “Biometrics Institute concerned about French bill restricting the use of biometric technologies”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events