Publication Date - October 2014
For more than a decade, an intense debate has raged between privacy and biometrics advocates about the risks and benefits of biometric technology. Privacy advocates view widespread consumer adoption of biometrics with skepticism and fear as the ultimate manifestation of “Big Brother”. Biometric advocates insist that the technology can and should be used for its “highest good”, to enhance and protect individual privacy by blocking government and corporate access to personal data. This long-running dispute may now be on the verge of resolution.