biometric identifier

biometric identifier

(bī″ō-mĕ′trĭk ī-dĕn′tĭ-fī″ĕr)
Biologically unique data (e.g., fingerprint data, genetic data, and voiceprints) that identify a person. Under provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, biometric identifiers are protected health information that must be held in strict confidence by health care agencies and professionals.
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Passengers will be directed to one of these Lanes based on a biometric identifier in their travel documents which triggers the results of a risk assessment conducted by government before the individual arrives at the airport.
Whereas physical items such as security cards, keys and passwords can be lost or stolen, the biometric identifier is unique to each individual.
Fingerprints are the oldest biometric identifier and the least effective.
The cards must be cryptographically enabled and use a biometric identifier.
government agencies, perhaps because faces are a biometric identifier with which most people are familiar.
It includes a technical annexe outlining the minimum standards for producing such a biometric identifier photograph and insists that EU passports "include a storage medium with sufficient capacity, which shall be highly secured and shall contain a facial image".
A secure chip that contains a unique personal biometric identifier.
Clearly, hair length would not be a good biometric identifier," says Wayman.
Willing individuals register their biographic information, submit to a background check, and are enrolled with a biometric identifier that can be used at a later date to verify their identity as they are expedited through the typical security screening process.
It establishes a concrete match with an individual and a record, based on a unique biometric identifier.
In such a program, by subjecting themselves to a background check and providing a biometric identifier, travelers would be able to go through a special expedited screening process.
After being cleared, program members are issued--after paying a special fee, of course--a "registered traveler" card that includes a biometric identifier digital fingerprint or retinal scans.
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