Centre for Internet & Society

On July 3, 2019, Gurshabad Grover attended the sixteenth meeting of the Information Systems Security and Biometrics Section Committee (LITD17) at the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in New Delhi.

In a previous meeting, a panel was formed to review two biometric standards: ISO/ IEC 24745 'Security Techniques - Biometric Information Protection' (2011), and ISO/IEC 19792 'Security techniques - Security evaluation of biometrics' (2009). Elonnai Hickok, Karan Saini and Gurshabad Grover had reviewed the documents and sent comments to BIS in December 2018 and January 2019 respectively. The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) had also shared a document that compared the security guidelines in the standards to the provisions of the draft data protection bill.

The committee discussed whether the aforementioned standards should be adopted as Indian standards by BIS. A decision will be taken on the matter after future discussions that CIS will participate in.

Members updated the committee on their participation at the ISO/IEC. Iupdated the committee on the progress of the study period on the impact of machine learning on privacy, which I am a co-rapporteur for in the identity management and privacy group working group at ISO/IEC IT Security Techniques committee. We also planned our participation at the next ISO/IEC SC 27 meeting, which is in October.