This document provides guidance on providing access:
— to areas with physical access control, e.g. entertainment facilities, train stations, shops, libraries, banks, or border control,
— for small groups of persons, e.g. families with small children or seniors, or other accompanied persons in need of support,
— by means of biometric authentication technologies, e.g. facial, fingerprint, or vein recognition,
— in the European regulatory context.
The document addresses the following aspects, which are specific for biometric and group access:
— accessibility and usability,
— user guidance including group guidance and interaction control,
— privacy including data set content,
— presentation attack detection,
— applicable biometric technologies,
— storage of reference data,
— biometric process integration,
— specific needs considering biometrics for groups,
— biometric performance and error rates, and
— group internal linkage.
The following aspects which reflect on generic access control issues are out of scope:
— IT security,
— application specific physical security,
— policy definition,
— processes not related to biometric authentication, and
— specific performance requirements of identification (1:N) and verification (1:1) applications.