Identity, Privacy and Trust:

Biometrics


April 15, 2009  5:02 PM

The Dangers of DNA Databases

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Biometrics, consent, Data protection, freedom, legislation, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the scientist behind the development of DNA testing methods used in modern policing, has attacked the government DNA database.

April 7, 2009  6:58 AM

First ID Cards Contracts Awarded

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Biometrics, identity cards

The Identity and Passport Service has announced the award of the first two contracts under the National Identity Scheme. CSC has been awarded the £385m contract for Application and...


April 6, 2009  1:18 PM

And the Academy Award goes to… Osama Bin Laden

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Biometrics, CCTV

The Telegraph is reporting that in trials of


February 25, 2009  7:31 PM

Biometrics and Privacy

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Biometrics, privacy, Projects

I spoke today at a Social Market Foundation event on biometrics. The keynote was Prof James Wayman, who was exceptionally fluent and interesting on the topic, and I was pleasantly surprised to see him talking openly about the abilities and...


July 30, 2008  7:13 AM

Government’s own report calls for removal of innocents’ data from DNA database

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Biometrics, consent, Data, Data protection, Surveillance, technologies

The Human Genetics Commission has published a report that calls for radical changes to the national DNA database (NDNAD), including the transfer of control away from the government, and the erasure of records relating to individuals who have not been...


July 28, 2008  5:32 PM

The return of fingerprinting at ports

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Biometrics, consent, Data protection, Surveillance

The Register is reporting that the UK Borders Agency is showing a renewed interest in fingerprinting passengers at ports and airports. The intention is apparently to introduce biometric checks in those areas where...


April 10, 2008  10:05 AM

Phish fingers

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Biometrics, identity, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

The past few days have seen the emergence of a new attack group - phish fingers. After the Chaos Computer Club published a fingerprint of a German minister, there's a reward out for fingerprints from the UK Prime Minister and Home Secretary.


April 7, 2008  5:52 PM

The end of biometric security at airports?

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Biometrics, Data protection, identity, Security, Surveillance, technologies

Media attention is shifting away from London Heathrow's new Terminal 5. A backlog of 28,000 bags is being cleared via Milan, and the number of cancelled flights seems to be gradually coming down. But what about the biometric security controls?


March 26, 2008  4:38 PM

Heathrow Terminal 5 Suspends Biometrics

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Biometrics

BAA has confirmed that London Heathrow's Terminal 5 will not be using fingerprint biometric controls when it opens, due to concerns raised by Privacy International and the Information Commissioner.


March 26, 2008  3:47 PM

Pay by Touch: Consumers Blow a Big Raspberry to Biometric Payments

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Biometrics

Back in 2006 the MidCounties Cooperative made the news when it introduced "Pay by Touch" - a system to allow shoppers to pay for their purchases at the checkout using a pre-registered fingerprint biometric. The scheme...


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