New Humanitarian Law & Policy blog post: the ICRC’s biometrics policy

This blog post outlines the ICRC’s previous and future use of biometrics to support its work in various fields (e.g. forensics). The ICRC has been exploring additional deployments of this technology, and has now developed a Biometrics Policy that “would both facilitate the responsible use of biometrics and address the day protection challenges this poses”. The article proceeds to consider what a ‘responsible’ use of biometrics by an institution like the ICRC might look like.