Following best practice and the guidance in our ‘Impact Assessment Framework’, we deem it appropriate to conduct a proportionate impact assessment of our proposed guidance intervention to increase regulatory certainty around what constitutes lawful use of biometric recognition technologies. We have produced a draft initial assessment. We are seeking feedback on our identified impacts, as well as any other insights stakeholders can provide on impacts, via the consultation on the draft guidance. It is important to note that we do not intend for this summary to provide an exhaustive assessment of impacts. It is just an initial overview of our considerations. Post consultation we will consider the proportionality of further assessment of the impacts as we move towards final publication of the guidance.