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Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 30108-1 throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 30108-1:2015 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This part of ISO/IEC 30108 defines biometric services used for identity assurance that are invoked over a services-based framework. It provides a generic set of biometric and identity-related functions and associated data definitions to allow remote access to biometric services.
The binding of these services to specific frameworks is not included in this part of ISO/IEC 30108, but will be the subject of subsequent parts.
Although focused on biometrics, this part of ISO/IEC 30108 will necessarily include support for other related identity assurance mechanisms such as biographic and document capabilities. BIAS is intended to be compatible with and used in conjunction with other biometric standards as described in Clause 3.
Specification of biometric functionality is limited to remote (backend) services. Services between a client-side application and biometric capture devices are not within the scope of this part of ISO/IEC 30108.
Integration of biometric services as part of an authentication service or protocol is not within the scope of this part of ISO/IEC 30108.