By Els J. Kindt
This booklet discusses all severe privateness and knowledge safeguard points of biometric platforms from a felony point of view. It includes a systematic and whole research of the various concerns raised by means of those structures in line with examples all over the world and gives a number of innovations for a transnational regulatory framework. a suitable criminal framework is in such a lot nations no longer but in place.
Biometric platforms use facial pictures, fingerprints, iris and/or voice in an automatic strategy to establish or to ensure (identity) claims of folks. The treatise which has an interdisciplinary method begins with explaining the functioning of biometric structures commonly phrases for non-specialists. It keeps with an outline of the criminal nature of biometric information and makes a comparability with DNA and organic fabric and the law thereof. After describing the hazards, the paintings additional studies the critiques of information defense professionals in terms of biometric structures and present and destiny (EU) legislation. an in depth criminal comparative research is made up of the location in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
The writer concludes with an assessment of the proportionality precept and the applying of information security legislations to biometric information processing operations, often within the deepest region. Pleading for extra safeguards in laws, the writer makes numerous feedback for a regulatory framework aiming at lowering the hazards of biometric structures. They contain barriers to the gathering and garage of biometric information in addition to technical measures, which can impact the proportionality of the processing.
The textual content is supported via numerous figures and tables delivering a precis of specific issues of the dialogue. The ebook additionally makes use of the 2012 biometric vocabulary followed by way of ISO and includes an intensive bibliography and literature sources.