Biometrics Institute explores facial recognition in new paper
02 March 2021 17:48 GMT

The Biometrics Institute has produced a report that explores the merits of bans on facial recognition. 

Through consultation with its expert group and Advisory Council members, and by listening to its  diverse global membership, the institute has explored the different viewpoints on this topic. 

The institute is writing to regulators and legislators in the US, UK and Australia, asking them to  consider the content of the paper and draw on the expertise within the Biometrics Institute as they make their recommendations. 

The international membership organisation has also urged its members and wider community to read  this report and take action: 

1. Share and discuss with their colleagues and peers 

2. Ask whether their policies and processes are alleviating or adding to the problem 3. Take action accordingly: share their successes to promote the responsible use of biometrics,  OR find out how to identify your risk gaps through the Biometrics Institute’s good practice  documents 

Isabelle Moeller, chief executive of the Biometrics Institute says, ‘Issues around privacy and human  rights continue to disrupt the biometrics space. It’s essential that organisations make informed  decisions about when and how to use the technology. Knowing how to identify and mitigate the risks  is now critical for the future of the industry. If we cannot demonstrate to the public how we use and  implement biometrics responsibly, how can we expect them to trust us?’ 

Members and non-members can download the paper here


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