A personal weblog on issues related to the use of biometrics, in order to promote the effective development & implementation of all Biometric technologies (Fingerprint, Iris, Retina, Voice Recognition, Vein, Hand, Keystroke dynamics, Signature) standards and applications.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
TOWARDS PRIVACY ENHANCING APPLICATIONS OF BIOMETRICS
Many people consider the widespread use of biometrics to be at least mildly disconcerting – a cross between 1984 and Minority Report. They imagine a world in which biometrics are integrated with massive centralized database applications designed to track and monitor our every move. This indeed would be a frightening and menacing nightmare. In reality, the prospects are not quite so ominous.