Conformance testing refers to the process used to determine if a product, process, or system satisfies the requirements of a particular industry standard. If the product, process, or system fully satisfies the requirements of a given standard, they are then conformant to that standard. The exact nature of testing and requirements will vary from standard to standard.
If you are evaluating biometric vendors, looking at which standards those vendors conform with can help you to select the right supplier. Achieving conformance to a variety of standards indicates that a given biometric supplier has been third-party tested, and may identify if the vendor can be trusted. This is particularly important for governments and highly regulated industries such as financial services.
It’s important to note that conformance testing is voluntary. Compliance with regulations, on the other hand, is a legal requirement – for example, all entities that process data in the EU must be compliant with GDPR by law. But conformance testing is not a legal requirement – organizations choose to conform to standards such as ISO, WCAG, eIDAS, and iBETA of their own volition.
iProov is conformance tested exhaustively and regularly. For example, all iProov solutions have been inherently designed for privacy and the business is certified to ISO/IEC 27001 Information Management Security Systems and SOC 2 Type II an internal controls report capturing how a company safeguards customer data and how well those controls are operating.
Further Examples of Regulations iProov Conforms and Complies With Following Rigorous Testing:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA
- SOC 2 Type II
- ISO/IEC 30107-3
- European eIDAS regulation to Qualified Trust Service level and to eID Level of Assurance High
- Australian iRAP (Information Security Registered Assessor Program)
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