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Real-time Identification System using Mobile Hand-held Devices: Mobile Biometrics Evaluation Framework

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Technical Report

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International Biometric Group Kitchener, ON Canada

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To support an enduring mobile identification capability in Canada, the Study Team for PSTP-03-427BIOM evaluated the mobile biometric technology baseline, integrated a representative mobile device for operationally relevant field-testing, and developed a structured framework for analyzing national security applications of real-time, mobile biometric identification systems, encompassing technological, legal, ethical, privacy, and cultural issues. The Study employed IBGs evaluation methodologies, based on its standards-compliant Comparative Biometric Testing and DHS accredited QPL processes. It also leveraged international standards and methodologies, including ISOIEC 15408, FIPS 140-2, ISOIEC 19795, and ISOIEC 19792. OPCs existing frameworks for biometrics and national security and IBGs BioPrivacy Framework supported roadmap and framework development. Field tests demonstrated the ability of the selected mobile device to establish connectivity with the RCMPNPS-NIST test server, transmit five test cases over both WIFI and 3G, and receive accurate results. The second Study output, the Mobile Biometrics Evaluation Framework, articulated a methodology for assessing usability and appropriateness across a variety of mobile identification and verification applications, providing specific guidance in the areas of architecture, interoperability, data format, privacy policy, solutions affordability, and legal, ethical, and cultural issues. The Study will facilitate deployment of mobile biometric technologies and provide enduring mobile biometrics evaluation direction.

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