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Biometrics Standards

A biometric is a physical or behavioural feature or attribute that can be measured. It can be used as a means of proving that you are who you claim to be, or as a means of proving without revealing your identity that you have a certain right.

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International Standards

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

1, Ch. de la Voie-Creuse, Case postale 56, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 22 749 0111; Fax: +41 22 733 3430
Web www.iso.ch

Committees and Working Groups:

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 37/WG 3 - Biometric Data Interchange Formats

  • ISO/IEC 19785-1 (2006) Information Technology: Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework - Part 1 - Data element specification (supercedes NISTIR 6529A (2004) Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework)
  • ISO/IEC 19785-2 (2006) Information Technology: Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework - Part 2 - Procedures for the operation of the Biometric Rgistration Authority (supercedes NISTIR 6529A (2004) Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework)
  • ISO/IEC FCD 19785-3.2 Information Technology: Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework - Part 3 - Patron format specifications (supercedes NISTIR 6529A (2004) Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework)

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 37/WG 6 - Cross-Jurisdictional and Societal Aspects of Biometrics

  • ISO/IEC TR 24714-1 (2008) Information technology: Biometrics: Jurisdictional and societal considerations for commercial applications. General guidance.

National Standards in Europe

United Kingdom

British Standards Institute (BSI)

389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 20 8996 9000; Fax: +44 20 8996 7001
Email: cservices@bsi-global.com; Web: www.bsi-global.com

Committees and Working Groups:

IST/44 - Biometrics
Chairman: Dr Peter Waggett; Secretary: Annie Cassidy

  • BS ISO/IEC 19794-2 (2005) Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Finger minutiae data
  • BS ISO/IEC 19794-3 (2006) Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Finger pattern spectral data
  • BS ISO/IEC 19794-4 (2005) Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Finger image data
  • BS ISO/IEC 19794-5 (2005) + A1 (2007) Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Face image data
  • BS ISO/IEC 19794-6 (2005) Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Iris image data
  • BS ISO/IEC 19794-7 (2007) Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Signature/sign time series data
  • BS ISO/IEC 19794-8 (2006) Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Finger pattern skeletal data
  • BS ISO/IEC 19794-9 (2007) Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Vascular image data
  • BS ISO/IEC 19794-10 (2007) Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Hand geometry silhouette data
  • BS ISO/IEC 19795-2 (2006) Information technology. Biometric performance testing and reporting. Testing methodologies for technology and scenario evaluation
  • BS ISO/IEC 24713-1 (2008) Information technology. Biometric profiles for interoperability and data interchange. Overview of biometric systems and biometric profiles
  • PD ISO/IEC TR 24741 (2007) Information technology. Biometrics tutorial

Other National Standards

United States of America

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Public Inquiries Unit, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070 Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1070, USA.
Tel: +1 301 975 6478
Email: inquiries@nist.gov; Web: www.nist.gov

Committees and Working Groups:

NIST/BC Biometric Interoperability, Performance and Assurance Working Group

  • NISTIR 6529 (2001) Common Biometric Exchange Framework Format (CBEFF)
  • NISTIR 6529A (2004) Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (revised version of NISTIR 6529, superceded by ISO/IEC 19785 series)