Biometric Institute Released 7 Ethical Principles for Biometrics

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Recently Biometric Institute has released 7 Ethical Principles of Biometrics at its annual U.S conference in Washington, D.C. These principles aim to address the lagging legislation and regulatory gaps and ensure ethical industry behavior.  

The biometric institute was founded in 2001. From then till now, they have been working to establish thought leadership and guidance for the responsible use of biometric technology. In the conference, they have proposed 7 ethical principles to guide industry responsible behavior. These ethics are:

Ethical Behavior:

Ethical behavior means averting moves which damage humans and their environment. The participants should act ethically even beyond the necessities of law.

Ownership of biometric and respect for individuals’ data:  

Accepting that individuals have considerable however not complete possession of their private information (regardless of where the information is saved and processed) especially their biometrics, requiring their non-public data, even when shared, to be respected and treated with the utmost care when used by others.

Serving human:

The technology ought to serve humans and must take into account the public good, neighborhood protection, and the overall benefits to individuals.

Justice and accountability:

Accepting the concepts of openness, impartial oversight, accountability and the right of appeal and suitable redress.

Promoting privacy-enhancing technology:

Promoting the best quality of accurate technological know-how use along with accuracy, error detection and correction, sturdy structures and satisfactory control.

Recognizing the dignity of individuals and families:

Supporting the dignity and human rights of individuals and families provided that it does not combat with the reputable and lawful objectives of the criminal justice system to guard the public against harm.


Planning and implementation of technological know-how to prevent discrimination or systemic bias based on religion, age, gender, race, sexuality or other descriptors of humans.

The Head of the Biometric Institute’s Privacy Experts Group Terry Aulich said “We recognized very early that the law could not hope to protect human rights and privacy across more than 190 countries. We, therefore, set out to create a concise, straightforward statement to guide our members in how they should behave. Even if some laws do not prevent commercial or governmental bad behavior, our ethical principles ask our members to operate at a higher level of accountability.”

M2SYS Technology working for 17 years in the market have similar ethics from inception of its operation. Throughout these long journeys, M2SYS Technology has been a part of numerous projects that saved billions of dollars and millions of lives. Technology from M2SYS ensured accountability, equality, and ethical acts even beyond the necessity of law. Because of them, voter fraud is prevented in many countries, the Indian blood supply is safeguarded by restricting infected donors, over 50 million mobile phones are registered with biometrics in Nigeria, retailers in the USA and Australia are avoiding millions of dollars in payroll losses, 80 million Turkish citizens are using an advanced biometric national ID. In a nutshell, M2SYS is working only to serve humanity, only to enhance human lives and businesses while promoting privacy and increasing the capabilities of the business. From inception till now M2SYS is continuously working to bring a more sophisticated solution for the businesses to meet its unsolved challenges.

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Fredric Hoffman

Fredric Hoffman is a digital marketing analyst at M2SYS Technology and a tech enthusiast, he loves analyzing, researching and writing on technology. He believes that adaptation of cutting-edge technology can transform this world into a new shape and make it live worthy for all.
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