Rapid development of smart technologies enables use of cloud service for large-scale data storage. Remote access of original data as well as biometric data from cloud storage enhances several challenges. It is inevitable to prevent unauthorized access of data stored in cloud. Biometrics authentication is more efficient than the known traditional authentication mechanisms. Authentication is a major security feature used to protect data privacy, whereas additional security features used to protect data may adversely affect it. There must be a balance between security and privacy during secure authentication design. Here a survey of security and privacy issues for biometrics based remote authentication in cloud is briefly presented and the research gaps are identified to attract more research on this domain in near future.