January 15, 2003 By Jim McKay, Editor
The survey findings are analyzed in the latest issue of the P&AB Electronic Newsletter, which focuses on biometrics in the private sector. The survey found that public support for biometrics hinges on the privacy safeguards set in place by legislators and adopted voluntarily by companies themselves to protect consumers from potential misuse of their biometric identifiers and to gain consumer trust.
Prepared and written by P&AB's Dr. Westin, the leading authority on privacy, this special issue spotlights business uses of biometric technologies, which take physical characteristics to electronically identify an individual, like finger or facial scans.
Also included in this issue are guiding privacy principles for companies using biometrics proposed by Privacy & Information Commissioner of Ontario and co-author of The Privacy Payoff, Ann Cavoukian, and the International Biometrics Group's BioPrivacy Initiative. An extensive list of biometric resources for business is also featured. -- Jim McKay, justice editor
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