Nov 042009
 November 4, 2009  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Dick Ahlstrom reports:

People are in effect giving up a piece of their bodies when they provide personal biometric data, meaning tight controls are needed to ensure the data is properly used, according to the Irish Council of Bioethics.

The council this morning publishes a considered opinion, “Biometrics: Enhancing Security or Invading Privacy?”

The substantial document raises important questions about the increased use of biometric data, such as fingerprints, iris scans and voice recognition, as a proof of identity.

Read more in Irish Times.

Related: Biometrics: Enhancing Security or Invading Privacy? (pdf)

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