5.3: Biometrics

Where ICT uses biological characteristics, it shall not rely on the use of a particular biological characteristic as the only means of user identification or for control of ICT.

Notes

  1. Alternative means of user identification or for control of ICT could be non-biometric or biometric.
  2. Biometric methods based on dissimilar biological characteristics increase the likelihood that individuals with disabilities possess at least one of the specified biological characteristics. Examples of dissimilar biological characteristics are fingerprints, eye retinal patterns, voice, and face.

Testing methods

Type of complianceTest 1
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT uses biological characteristic for user identification.
Procedure
  1. Check that more than one means can be used for user identification.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false

 

Type of complianceTest 2
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT uses biological characteristic for control of ICT.
Procedure
  1. Check that more than one means can be used for control of ICT.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false

 

Requirement details

Reference number: 5.3

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