Planet Biometrics reports:
Public acceptance of biometrics is on a “knife-edge” and the UK government should develop legislation on the issue before it is overtaken by rapidly evolving technology, a UK Science and Technology Committee heard today in London.
The committee, which launched an inquiry into the potential uses of biometric data in August, held the first of two evidence sessions on the subject on Wednesday. Witnesses drawn from academia, industry and business and civil liberties group told parliamentarians that data security, privacy and public trust were key issues.
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