Refracted data and the rise of biometrics

Tuesday, 27 August 2002, 10:23 AM EST

Biometrics is the science of recognizing a person on the basis of physical or behavioral characteristics. I've followed the biometrics industry for a long time, even writing about the field's emerging technologies now and then. Over the years, I've gone from proponent to critic and back again. And now I find myself somewhere in between.

I'm continually impressed by the technology's ability to make conventional passwording systems seem unnecessary. At the same time, however, given that many companies are now using biometric security in addition to standard passwording systems, I'm worried that users might be unwittingly sacrificing a great deal of privacy.

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