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The 2014 CLSR-LSPI Lisbon seminar on ‘the digital citizen’ – Presented at the 9th International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI) 15–17 October 2014, Vieira De Almeida & Associados, Lisbon, Portugal: State surveillance and the citizen's body

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  • Evelyne Juliane Beatrix Sørensen, Danmark
The use of biometric technology is directly associated with privacy concerns. Thus, it is impossible to discuss biometrics without addressing the negative perceptions which surround its usage. Biometric authentication systems are very complex. Usually, the biometric component is embedded in a larger system that include factors that may affect performance of the biometric component. The effectiveness of such systems relies on a data management system that ensures the registered biometric is linked from the outset to nonphysical aspects of the registering individual’s information (e.g. name). Unlike most other forms of identification, biometric systems are tied to our physical bodies. The close link between personal records and biometric data may have both positive and negative consequences for individuals and the society. All privacy-related concerns must be addressed fully in any situation where biometrics might be deployed.
TidsskriftComputer Law & Security Review
Sider (fra-til)171-172
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 2015


  • privacy, data protection, biometrics, surveillance

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