Friday, December 9, 2011

New NIST Biometric Data Standard Adds DNA, Footmarks and Enhanced Fingerprint Descriptions

From NIST Tech Beat: December 6, 2011
Contact: Evelyn Brown

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a revised biometric standard in November, 2011, that vastly expands the type and amount of information that forensic scientists can share across their international networks to identify victims or solve crimes. Biometric data is a digital or analog representation of physical attributes that can be used to uniquely identify us.
The new standard is the Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information and is referenced as "ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, NIST Special Publication 500-290."


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