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Biometrics Institute publishes good practice guide for enterprises

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The Biometrics Institute has published its good-practice guide Understanding Biometrics – Considerations for Implementing a Biometric System to help organizations consider the various factors necessary to select a system which is relevant and appropriate.

The guide covers a range of topics including assessing the need for a recognition system, privacy and security, choosing the right system modality and quality, how the system will work within the context of the organization, system vulnerabilities, and the important of thorough testing.

”There has been a strong demand from our members to produce a basic biometric system implementation guide and the Institute is well placed to develop independent guiding material with the support of its expert and sector group experts,” says Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute.

“This guide is intended to be a simple, accessible and usable resource for members to refer to when considering the use and appropriateness of a biometric system, particularly for first time users. It is also relevant and useful for those contemplating upgrading their current system,” Moeller explains, “It is not a policy document, it is by no means an exhaustive manual; it does however, include the basics and serves as guiding material for those who are not the experts.”

Practical working examples are provided, along with questions to ask to ensure that biometric technology is fit for purpose and implemented properly.

Understanding Biometrics is the product of collaboration with the Institute’s Technology Innovation Expert Group, with professionals from the field providing additional reference materials. The Institute will maintain the guide as a living document, with updates every two years to keep up with changes in technology, standards, and guiding principles. Understanding Biometrics is available for free to Institute members.

The Biometrics Institute’s next Biometrics Congress takes place October 17 and 18 as part of Biometrics Week 2018.

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