17/08/2021

Infosecurity Magazine

Addressing ethical and legal challenges of biometrics

Biometrics is a rapidly growing industry as these technologies are frequently being used to identify people in a wide range of environments, particularly in criminal justice and travel settings. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this trend. Speaking during a recent conference, Isabelle Moeller, chief executive at the Biometrics Institute, explained, “During the pandemic, it’s become clear that contactless interaction is a priority. We’ve also seen a surge in remote onboarding, not only for the government but also banking and businesses pretty much everywhere.” As the use of biometrics increases, so too do the ethical and legal responsibilities such as data protection.

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