Biometrics Glossary - D

Welcome to the Biometrics Glossary - D - for terms beginning with D

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Data Encryption Standard (DES)
Data Encryption Standard, a block cipher developed by IBM and the U.S. Government in the 1970s as an official standard.

Demographic Data 
Census information about an individual, such as name, address, gender, race, and year of birth.

Digital Signature
The encryption of a message digest with a private key.

Direct Fingerprint Reader (DFR)
A device capable of scanning finger images directly from an individual's fingers.