The paper discusses the current status of biometric standards development activities, with a focus on international standards developments. Published standards, as well as standards under development or planned for the near future, are addressed. The work of Joint Technical Committee 1 of ISO and IEC Subcommittee 37 - Biometrics who is responsible for the development of a large portfolio of biometric standards in support of interoperability and data interchange is addressed. The work of two other JTC 1 Subcommittees, SC 17 Cards and personal identification and SC 27 - IT Security techniques who are also developing biometric standards within their scope of work is discussed. In many cases, the development of biometric standards impacts other standards developments including token-based, security and telecommunication standards. Specific examples of this impact are provided. Standards activities performed in standards development bodies outside of ISO/IEC JTC 1 are also addressed. They include the work of ISO Technical Committee 68 Financial Services SC 2 Security, and the International Telecommunication Union - Study Group 17- Security. Due to the large international impact and adoption, the development of the ANSI/NIST-ITL standards led by the Information Technology Laboratory of NIST is also addressed. Although a detailed discussion on biometric standards adoption is beyond the scope of this paper, a few examples of global and national biometric standards adoption for verification and identification applications are discussed.
Citation: International Journal of Biometrics (IJBM)
Pub Type: Journals
Biometric Data Interchange Formats, Biometric Technical Interfaces, Biometric Performance Measurements, Biometric Standards, Biometric Interoperability, Biometrics, Personal Identification, Personal Verification, Security Standards, Tele-Biometrics, Token-Based Standards.