The Biometrics Institute launched its Biometrics Privacy Charter on November 30, 2011, during its 7th Biometrics Institute Technology Showcase and Exhibition in Canberra, Australia. The Charter is now available to all members.
“This Biometrics Privacy Charter has been designed by the Biometrics Institute to provide a universal guide for suppliers, end users, managers and purchasers of biometric systems,” says Isabelle Moeller, General Manager of the Biometrics Institute, “it is the public’s assurance that the biometric managers have followed best practice privacy principles when designing, implementing and managing biometric based projects.”
The Charter is intended to be a guide across many different countries and jurisdictions. It takes into account the legislative and administrative frameworks of different countries but recognizes that biometrics and information technologies do connect beyond national boundaries and across different fields as diverse as health records, border controls, consumer based applications in the telecommunications industry, banking, and drivers licenses.