Synopsis of Responses to OSTP's Request for Information on the Use and Governance of Biometric Technologies in the Public and Private Sectors

March, 2022
IDA document: D-33070
FFRDC: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Type: Documents
Thomas D. Olszewski, Lisa M. Van Pay, Javier F. Ortiz, Sarah E. Swiersz, Laurie A. Dacus See more authors
On Oct. 8, 2021, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) posted a request for information (RFI) on public and private sector uses of biometric technologies. The purpose of the RFI was “to understand the extent and variety of biometric technologies in past, current or planned use; the domains in which these technologies are being used; the entities making use of them; current principles, practices or policies governing their use; and the stakeholders that are, or may be, impacted by their use or regulation.” In conjunction with the RFI, OSTP also hosted two public listening sessions (Nov. 18 and 29, 2021) for individuals to share oral comments. This report provides the Science and Technology Policy Institute’s synopsis of both oral comments expressed in the listening sessions and written responses submitted to the RFI.