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Biometrics at the Frontiers: Assessing the Impact on Society

  • Authors: MAGHIROS, I.; PUNIE, Y.; DELAITRE, S.; LIGNOS, E.; RODRÍGUEZ, C.; ULBRICH, M.; CABRERA, M.; CLEMENTS, B.; BESLAY, L.; VAN BAVEL, R.
  • EUR Number: 21585 EN
  • Publication date: 3/2005

Abstract

The study highlights a number of key issues to be taken into account when considering the large-scale implementation of biometric technologies. The overall message is that the introduction of biometrics is not just a technological issue. It poses challenges to the way our society is organised, challenges which need to be addressed in the near future if Europe is to shape the use of biometric technologies so as to derive maximum benefit from their deployment. Further information is to be found on the project site.

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