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).
The ISO/IEC 24779 multi-part International Standard specifies a family of icons and symbols used in association with devices for biometric enrolment, verification and/or identification. This part of ISO/IEC 24779 describes the approach used in specifying icons and the range of biometric technologies for which icon and symbol development is considered. The symbols and icons are intended to show the modality of biometrics and to advise the necessity of appropriate preparation for and behavior required when using the biometric systems. They are also intended to assist subjects by guiding them as they use the biometric systems.
This multi-part International Standard focuses on both enrolment and recognition processes. Icons and symbols used exclusively for biometric enrolment are not specified since most enrolment systems will be supervised, and an attendant will be available to explain to biometric capture subjects what to do.
This multi-part International Standard focuses on communication with the data capture subject. Operators could use this part of ISO/IEC 24779, but they might need additional symbols and information.