Fingerprinting plays key role in biometrics boom

Wednesday, 19 January 2005, 9:12 AM EST

Fingerprinting is an authentication technique that has helped law enforcement officials identify potential criminals for decades, but recently it has started to gain wider usage. The technique is emerging as the most popular form of biometrics, and much of the budding interest is coming from government agencies looking to enhance physical security, such as access to buildings. Corporations are also making a move toward using fingerprinting technology to provide more reliable identification of employees, business partners and customers.

By Paul Korzeniowski at Tech News World.

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