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Biometrics Edit

Watchlist is

a term sometimes referred to as open-set identification that describes one of the three tasks that biometric systems perform. It answers the questions: Is this person in the database? If so, who are they? The biometric system determines if the individual’s biometric template matches a biometric template of someone on the watchlist. The individual does not make an identity claim, and in some cases does not personally interact with the system whatsoever.[1]


Data Edit

A watch list is

an automated database[] that contain various types of data on individuals, from biographical data — such as a person’s name and date of birth — to biometric data such as fingerprints.[2]

References Edit

  1. NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics, Biometrics Glossary, at 29 (Sept. 14, 2006) (full-text).
  2. GAO, Homeland Security: Information Sharing Responsibilities, Challenges, and Key Management Issues (GAO-03-715T) (May 8, 2003) (full-text).

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