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America IdentifiedBiometric Technology and Society$
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Lisa S. Nelson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014779

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014779.001.0001

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Privacy and Biometric Technology

Privacy and Biometric Technology

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(p.81) 3 Privacy and Biometric Technology
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America Identified
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Lisa S. Nelson

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014779.003.0004

Privacy concerns play a significant part in the deployment and use of biometric systems of identification, and are central to the public policy debate over the use of biometric technology. Privacy is considered an important factor in understanding societal acceptance of biometric technology. This chapter focuses on the relationship between privacy and biometric technology. There has been a wide concern over losing privacy in the context of using biometric systems of identification. Citizens get apprehensive about how the institutions deploying biometric technology use their personal information. In the current scenario of the information age and technological advancement, the protection of privacy is an important aspect that needs to be addressed sensibly to make people accept the biometric systems of identification. Biometric technology may protect privacy by serving as a tool of identity assurance in protecting the exchange of personal information.

Keywords:   privacy, biometric systems, societal acceptance, personal information, identity assurance

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