EU pushes for safeguards on biometric technologies

Friday, 1 April 2005, 5:01 AM EST

Although biometric technologies can contribute to a more secure society, governments need to take measures to inform citizens how the technologies will be used and put privacy protections in place before they are widely adopted, according to a European Commission report released this week.

The conclusions were outlined in a 166-page report probing the possible effects of biometric technologies on citizens' lives following the European Union's decision to introduce biometric passports, visas, and resident permits into E.U. member states beginning in 2006.

By Scarlet Pruitt at InfoWorld.

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