Biometric Standards

This In Focus Page takes a detailed look at the vital area of biometric standards. Compiled by Cathy Tilton, VP, Standards & Technology, Daon - and one of our founding Expert Advisory Panel members - the aim of the page will be to give readers an easy-to-understand summary of biometric standards activity, and to provide regular updates on the latest happenings, and why they are important.

Getting Started

Getting Started: Biometric Standards

Biometric standards play a critical role in the adoption and successful implementation of biometrics in applications where interoperability and interchangeability are needed. This Getting Started article brings readers right up to speed on the historical development and current status of biometric standards.

Biotoons

Good progress in standards, but still some way to go

Standards News

Standardisation committee seeks progress on Presentation Attack Detection 17 June 2016

The International Standardisation committee on Biometrics has noted that an upcoming meeting will discuss a definition of standardized performance assessment for Presentation Attack Detection (PAD).


Biometrics Institute revises Privacy Guidelines 03 February 2016

The Biometrics Institute has finalised the revised version of its Biometrics Privacy Guidelines.


Biometrics Alliance Initiative reveals new benchmark 03 December 2015

The Biometrics Alliance Initiative for biometric technologies has revealed the availability of an evaluation and certification benchmark.


Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs ink deal on simplifying FIDO certification 01 December 2015

Human interface solutions developers Synaptics have signed a deal with authentication suite firm Nok Nok Labs that focuses on the reducing the complexity of FIDO certification for Synaptics' customers.


Mobey Group sees standards as key to biometrics in banking 25 November 2015

Global banking association the Mobey Forum has said that greater collaboration and increased standardisation efforts are needed to accelerate biometrics takeup by banks.


FIDO Authentication submits FIDO 2.0 web API to W3C 20 November 2015

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance has submitted three technical specifications required to define a standard Web-based API to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).


S Korean carriers work together on FIDO deployment 11 November 2015

South Korean mobile phone carriers and a government ministry have begun cooperating on a system that will implement faster authentication standards developed by the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance.


EFF and Muckrock reveal police biometric use in California 04 November 2015

Privacy organisation the EFF and investigative online site Muckrock have used a combination of records requests and public contributions to create an overview of how state and local law enforcement agencies in California are using mobile biometric technology in the field.


FIDO Alliance reveals that 72 certified products are available 04 November 2015

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance has announced that 72 products in the market place meet its FIDO 1.0 certifications for stronger authentication, including solutions and devices from Egis, Nok Nok Labs, and Samsung SDS.


Nok Nok Labs launches new version of authentication suite 26 October 2015

Authentication solutions firm Nok Nok Labs, a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, has announced the launch of its latest version of the Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite.


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Editor for this In Focus

Cathy Tilton, VP, Standards & Technology, Daon

Cathy is very active in the development of national and international standards, currently serving as the US head of delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics. She also chairs the BioAPI Consortium, is the INCITS M1 international representative and chairs the Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Integration technical committee at OASIS

Commentaries

Biometric Standardisation in the European Union: CEN TC224 WG18

Having a harmonized vocabulary on biometric terminology would prove very helpful in creating a common European market for biometric technology and its applications.


Special Report on the SC37 Meetings in Darmstadt, Germany

The January meeting of the working groups of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics were held in Darmstadt, Germany. Greg Cannon of Crossmatch reports.


Special Report on the April SC37 Meetings in Winchester, England

The April meetings of the working groups of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics were held in Winchester, England. This article is a Special Report by our Expert Editor, Cathy Tilton, into the meetings and main outcomes from the various Working Groups.


Special Report on the SC37 Meetings in Paris

A full and exclusive report into the recent Paris meetings by the SC37 subcommittee on biometrics and its working groups as they continue their task of setting international standards related to biometrics.


Special Report on the January SC37 Meetings in Phuket

Get a feel for where things are going on the international standards front. A special report on the SC37 standards meetings in Phuket which took place earlier this month (January 2012).


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Contributed Articles

Biometric Standardisation in the European Union: CEN TC224 WG18

Having a harmonized vocabulary on biometric terminology would prove very helpful in creating a common European market for biometric technology and its applications.


Special Report on the SC37 Meetings in Darmstadt, Germany

The January meeting of the working groups of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics were held in Darmstadt, Germany. Greg Cannon of Crossmatch reports.


Biometrics in a networked world

Two new specifications integrating web services into a biometrics system have recently been published. This whitepaper by Kevin Mangold, NIST Computer Scientist, explores the use of Biometrics in a Networked World.


ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011: Overview of 2011 revisions to the standard

An overview of the 2011 revisions to the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 standard which covers "Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information"


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