Policy paper

Home Office Biometrics Strategy

This document sets out how the Home Office and its partners currently use biometrics data and how we will approach all future developments.


Home Office Biometrics Strategy

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The Home Office Biometrics Strategy sets out the overarching framework within which organisations in the Home Office sector will consider and make decisions on the use and development of biometric technology.

There are robust governance and oversight arrangements for well-established biometrics and the Home Office is committed to developing this framework to ensure the effective governance of new biometric technologies.

Published 28 June 2018