Biometrics and Identification After 9/11

  title={Biometrics and Identification After 9/11},
  author={Sean M. O'Connor},
Since the events of 9/11, much attention has been given to biometrics - automated human identification techniques based on digital measurements of physiological or behavioral characteristics such as faces, fingerprints, hands, irises, or retinas. The hope is to use biometrics to strengthen our identification procedures in passports, visas, and drivers licenses, or perhaps even to institute a "national ID card" or an "air travel card". But biometric technologies differ widely, and some are… Expand