Biometric Data Safeguarding Technologies Analysis and Best Practices. – Study Report

Analyse et meilleures pratiques relatives aux technologies de protection des données biométriques.


  1. Nanavati, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
This document is the Study Report for PSTP 02-0351BIO, Biometric Data Safeguarding Technologies Analysis and Best Practices. One of the main goals of the Public Security Technical Program (PSTP) Biometrics Community of Practice is to evaluate, analyze, and implement biometric technologies that enhance national capabilities in access control, identity verification, and e-Commerce security in a manner that is consistent with Canadian laws and acts. This is done in collaboration with the appropriate Government of Canada agencies and departments responsible for national security, border control and security, and law enforcement and immigration. The rapid progress of biometrics technology in the last few years and the ease with which biometrics data can be acquired has resulted in the accumulation of large varying databases of biometrics information. This trend will continue in the future, with databases growing at an ever-increasing rate. The purpose of the Study is to examine some of the issues surrounding the sharing and safeguarding of biometric data in the Canadian Public Security context writ large. Throughout the study, the modality focus will be on iris biometrics (prime focus) and fingerprints (secondary).

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Biometrics;Biometric Data;e-Commerce Security;Border Control and Security;Fingerprints -- Identification;Access control;Access management;Access rights;Authentication;Information security;Iris recognition;Privacy;Confidentiality
Report Number
DRDC-CSS-CR-2011-29 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
14 Dec 2011
Number of Pages
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