This report is intended to provide an understanding of the benefits and limitations of biometric-based technologies. It also includes information on existing privacy and security methodologies for assessing biometrics.
The report was prepared, with comments from member countries, by Peter Hope-Tindall, a consultant to the OECD, under the supervision of the secretariat. Peter Hope-Tindall is the Director and Chief Privacy Architect of dataPrivacy partners.
Council of Europe's work on biometrics