Biometrics

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Biometrics Industry: Anonymity is Forfeit

By Chris Calabrese, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 9:46am
The Department of Commerce has convened a “multistakeholder process” between civil society groups (like the ACLU) and industry groups, with the aim of limiting face recognition as a tool of surveillance in our society by establishing common ground and creating agreement on core principles that would allow face recognition to be used in a controlled and responsible way.
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On the Creation of Giant Voiceprint Databases

By Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 11:50am

The Associated Press ran a story (along with two sidebars) this week on the use of voiceprints by big banks and other institutions. Those companies say they are using the technology to fight fraud, but in the process they are apparently compiling large…

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