ETHICS IN BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION

ETHICS IN BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION

Author by Dr. Oreoluwa Adesegun

Journal/Publisher: Global Scientific Journal

Volume/Edition: 8

Language: English

Pages: 1264 - 1273

Abstract

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack birth the idea of biometric measures, when the traditional methods of
identification were concluded to be prone to leakage of personal information, identity theft, fraud, etc., and there are
great security risks in identity recognition. Biometrics is a device used to identify and reliably confirm a person’s
individuality using the physiological or behavioral characteristics. This term paper examined some of the gray areas
surrounding biometric technology and informs the public about the growing number of ethical concerns associated
with the use. The idea came up as a result of the rising popularity of biometric systems and their application in
mainstream society which led to many ethical concerns, where biometric sensors and scanners are being
implemented with no consideration for unintended negative consequences. A systematic review of related literatures
was adopted and used to examine the relevant ethical issues. The identified ethical issues paved way for the
recommendation of 7 points guidelines, which when adopted will alleviate the fear associated with biometric
technology.


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