Identity, Privacy and Trust:

Biometrics


March 24, 2008  11:24 AM

The cost of privacy: biometrics at London Heathrow T5

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Biometrics, CCTV, consent, identity, privacy, Security, Surveillance, technologies

London Heathrow's new Terminal 5 is back in the news: the Information Commissioner is investigating BAA's use of biometric security controls. But this fight isn't about security, it's about economics.

March 14, 2008  11:36 AM

Will one have one’s biometrics taken?

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Biometrics, identity, Security

Her Majesty the Queen is opening London Heathrow's new Terminal 5. I've written about the biometric security controls at the new terminal before, and am waiting to see whether the...


March 10, 2008  7:17 PM

Analysing the State of Play for ID Cards

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, consent, identity, identity cards, privacy

Now that the dust has settled on the publication of the IPS 2008 Delivery Plan and Sir James Crosby's report, what are the implications for the National Identity Scheme?
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March 6, 2008  2:38 PM

A big day for the National Identity Scheme

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, consent, identity cards, privacy, Security

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has just published the government's new Delivery Plan for the National Identity Scheme, and HM Treasury has released the long awaited Crosby report. Here's a summary of the key points at a packed press conference.


March 6, 2008  7:43 AM

Last in line for the DNA database

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Biometrics, consent, identity, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

A little while ago, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) renewed the debate about building a compulsory DNA database for all UK citizens. The Home Office has rejected this idea, and two individuals are challenging the existing of the UK DNA database at the European Court of Human...


February 4, 2008  6:34 PM

Biometric travel controls at Heathrow T5

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Biometrics, privacy

BAA is trialling the biometric identification systems that will be used throughout the new Terminal 5, but is this an appropriate solution, and what exactly is the problem?

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