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Definition Edit

A false match rate (FMR) is the

[p]roportion of the completed biometric non-match comparison trials that result in a false match.[1]

Overview Edit

"[T]he FMR is the probability of the incorrect matches. Incorrect matches in a positive identification system mean that unauthorized people could gain access to resources or places to which they are not allowed."[2]

References Edit

  1. Biometrics Identity Management Agency, Biometrics Glossary, at 27 (Ver. 5) (Oct. 2010) (full-text).
  2. Biometric Technologies: Security, Legal, and Policy Implications, at 5 n.4.

See also Edit

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