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Biometric identification -- Moral and ethical aspects.


View Resource Biometrics

Biometrics technology can take on many forms, but, in general, it is defined as the automated identification of a person based on physiological or behavioral characteristics. The topic has gained considerable attention lately, because it can be a tool for airport surveillance or national security. To learn the basics of biometrics, try the overview given on a Michigan State University Web site (1...
View Resource Electronic Frontier Foundation: Biometrics

Since September 11, 2001 the U.S. government has been actively searching for ways to improve surveillance at airports and U.S. borders. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is concerned that biometric technologies are being promoted as the silver bullet when very little independent, objective scientific testing of biometrics has been done. This evolving website discusses what is known and raises...
View Resource As the FBI prepares to expand biometric database, civil liberty groups express concern

FBI preps award for biometric database Center for Identification Technology Research [pdf] CBC Archives: The Long Lens of the Law [pdf] Latent Print Examination Law...