BSI Releases Updates to Reports on U.S. and International Privacy Laws and Their Impa
Morgantown, WV (31 Oct 2008) – Biometric Services International, LLC (BSI) today announced the availability of comprehensive updates to two studies that assess the impact of U.S. and international Privacy laws on the use of biometrics: United States Federal Laws Regarding Privacy and Personal Data and Applications to Biometrics, and International Data Privacy Laws and Application to the Use of Biometrics in the United States
According to Valerie Evanoff, CEO of BSI, there have been significant changes to the privacy legal landscape. “The U.S. update alone discusses eight new privacy initiatives. These include: (1) HSPD-12; (2) The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative; (3) The Registered Traveler Program; (4) State Laws Regarding Biometric Information in Schools; (5) Laws requiring DNA from Convicts and Arrestees; (6) The DHS Automated Targeting System; (7) The Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP); and (8) Revisions to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure addressing privacy. “Equally important,” she continued, “are the changes to the international privacy landscape. The update to our international report addresses such critical issues as the exemptions to the Privacy Act of 1974 and updates to executive orders reviewing the evolving relationship among intelligence, national defense and the impact on international law and policy.”
To access the updated document please visit: www.biometricsinternational.org and/or
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Biometric Services International, LLC (BSI), located in Morgantown, West Virginia, is a wholly owned, non-profit subsidiary of the National Biometric Security Project (NBSP) and is the only laboratory exclusively focused on biometrics, to achieve the coveted ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for testing. BSI’s application and acquisition services address critical biometric deployment considerations. These services include requirements definition, articulation of program goals and objectives, vulnerability assessments, application impact studies, life-cycle cost analyses and in privacy impact assessments.
NBSP provides biometric acquisition support, testing, training, standards development and data services to public and private sector clients. The NBSP organization is IS0 9001 Certified [Quality Management Systems Requirements]. As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, NBSP is able to assure a technology-neutral, vendor-independent posture and focus on user requirements.
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