On 14 March 2017, Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection Maja Smoltczyk announced that the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications adopted a Working Paper on Biometrics in Online Authentication at its meeting on 22-23 November 2016. The purpose of the Paper is to show how the privacy risks arising from biometrics being used for authentication can be appropriately managed. The recommendations are addressed to legislators concerned with the legal framework for applying biometrics, as well as to service providers, developers and users relating to privacy-oriented implementations and use.