``A piece of yourself'': Ethical issues in biometric identification

  title={``A piece of yourself'': Ethical issues in biometric identification},
  author={Anton Alterman},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
I. “Biometric identification” is a general term for technologies that permit matches between a “live” digital image of a part of the body and a previously recorded image of the same part, usually indexed to personal or financial information.1 Biometric identifiers include digital fingerprints, retinal scans, hand geometry, facial characteristics, and vocal patterns. Biometric scanning systems typically do not record the entire imprint of a physical feature but only that portion, or “template… CONTINUE READING
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