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January 2nd, 2013 by Monique Altheim Pin It In a recent article , published by the Huffington Post, Isabelle Falque Perrotin, the President of the CNIL * , summarizes the findings of a study that the CNIL had commissioned on the use of photos in social media. The study was conducted by TNS Sofres on a national sample of 1554 people age thirteen and up. The CNIL had commissioned the study in light of the explosion of photo sharing on social media in recent years. For example, every day, more than 300 million photos are shared on Facebook alone. In conjunction with the development of facial recognition technologies and the searchabilty of online pictures, the stakes for privacy are high.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE holds the largest biometric database in the world, the Emirates Identity Authority has announced. The population register of Emirates ID has over 103 million digital fingerprints and over 15 million digital facial recognition records, which includes multiple records of each UAE resident, and digital signatures as of October 11, senior officials said. This biometric database is considered to be the largest in the world, according to a statement issued by the authority. Dr. Ali Al Khoury, Director General of Emirates ID, said the authority has submitted an official application to the World Record Academy to recognise this record. Article continues below
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By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 16 November 2010 Passengers will have their eyes scanned as soon as they check in as part of a new trial a major UK airport. High-tech machines that can recognise an individual's iris as they walk around will be installed at Manchester Airport at check in during the government-backed pilot. The technology has the potential to overhaul security and customs, with airport bosses hoping it could help in the fight against terrorism. The biometrics system undergoes testing at Manchester Airport. It is able to identify people as they move from their irises
There’s going to be some fallout, if you ask me. Here’s why: You have no control over what pictures of you other people post on the Internet. Suppose there’s a picture of me in a mosque somewhere or coming out of the Social Workers’ Party bring ‘n buy sale or heading in to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. I believe these things are private matters, so I can resolve not to mention them on my blog, not to post pictures of me in mosques, perhaps I might even be able to persuade my friends not to post any pictures of me at prayer, carrying a Lenin lampshade or on the scales.
We've all seen and obsessively referenced Minority Report, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's dystopian future, where the public is tracked everywhere they go, from shopping malls to work to mass transit to the privacy of their own homes. The technology is here. I've seen it myself. It's seen me, too, and scanned my irises.
A New South Wales high school installed fingerprint scanners as a means to take attendance. The kids could get around the scanners with Gummi Bears . Principal Bob Cox told the ABC that the system was preferred over swipe cards, which students can abuse by signing-in for each other. But a litany of fingerprint scanners have fallen victim to bypass methods, many of which are explained publicly in detail on the internet. The hacks could potentially be used by students to make replicas of their own fingerprints, or lift those of others from imprints left on the reader. Japanese cryptographer Tsutomu Matsumoto used gelatin, the ingredient in Gummi Bears, to forge a replica finger that fooled 11 fingerprint scanners during tests in 2002 .
Een collectieve mensenrechtenschending. Zo noemt WRR-onderzoeker Vincent Böhre de verplichting aan burgers om hun vingerafdrukken af te staan om een paspoort te krijgen, zodat deze later kunnen worden gebruikt voor opsporing en vervolging. Ook de hele besluitvorming rond paspoortbiometrie in Nederland vindt in zijn ogen weinig genade. Hij schetste een beeld van een stuitend gebrek aan openbaarheid en verantwoording. Mensenrechten Vincent Böhre (31), afgestudeerd in internationaal recht en Nederlands recht, heeft zich altijd zorgen gemaakt om de mensenrechten, zegt hij.
Courts are investigating the legality of a European Union regulation requiring biometric passports in Europe. Last month, the Dutch Council of State ( Raad van State, the highest Dutch administrative court) asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to decide if the regulation requiring fingerprints in passports and travel documents violates citizens’ right to privacy. The case entered the courts when three Dutch citizens were denied passports and another citizen was denied an ID card for refusing to provide their fingerprints. The ECJ ruling will play an important role in determining the legality of including biometrics in passports and travel documents in the European Union. The Dutch Council referred the question of legality the ECJ, arguing that the restrictions on privacy do not outweigh the ostensible aim of fraud prevention, and questioning the RFID technique.
By Paul Goldman, NBC News Producer TEL AVIV – Israel's Ben Gurion Airport launched a new biometric security system for outbound airline passengers Tuesday, less than two weeks after the failed Christmas Day bombing of a flight bound for Detroit. Officials said the timing was purely coincidental. The new system, called UNIPASS, is located at the entrance to the arrival terminal at Ben Gurion and is designed to enable passengers to perform the security check themselves. While that may sound alarming at first blush, officials I met at the airport Wednesday assured me that the new technology is by no means a sign of them letting down their guard. On the contrary, they said, it will make one of the most secure air systems in the world even stronger.
June 20, 2010 | Nitzan Lebovic | Avner Pinchuk Biometric legislation in its current form poses a formidable global challenge to champions of democracy, privacy, and individual choice. What is the Israeli Biometric Database Law and how does it deviate from the norms that govern individual/government relations in democracies? How and why has a law that deviates from Western democratic norms been enacted in Israel? Is there something about Israel’s political structure that favors the creation of such a law?