GLOBAL BIOMETRIC PRIVACY RESOURCES
Biometric technologies are increasingly being used by state, local, and tribal agencies across the nation for many justice-related purposes, including identification and crime solving. The methods applied when using these tools must be balanced with appropriate privacy and information quality protections—both for the agency and for the subject individual.
In response to National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) 59/Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 24, Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security
, Global identified “the use of biometrics by justice agencies” as a critical need area for privacy and information quality protections guidance.
Global worked to develop resources and guidance for justice agencies regarding the collection, accuracy, use, sharing, and retention of biometric information and the importance of addressing privacy, civil rights, civil liberties, and information quality concerns. The following is a synopsis of the resources developed.