``A piece of yourself'': Ethical issues in biometric identification [Book Review]

Ethics and Information Technology 5 (3):139-150 (2003)
Abstract
The proliferation of biometric identification technology raises difficult issues in the matter of security, privacy and identity. Though biometric "images" are not images per se, they are both unique representations of an individual in themsevles and a means of access to other identifying information. I compare biometric imaging with other kinds of identifying representations and find that there are issues specific to biometric ID's. Because they represent information that is written into the body they are directly related to one's sense of autonomy and self-esteem. Releasing biometric ID's into the public sphere therefore involves a tangible loss of control and privacy. This does not mean that to do so is never a reasonable act, but rather that it should be carefully weighed, and should never be mandatory in order to receive any fundamental rights or benefits.
Keywords biometric identification  privacy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,357
External links
  •   Try with proxy.
  • Through your library Configure
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA
    Olli I. Heimo, Antti Hakkala & Kai K. Kimppa (2012). How to Abuse Biometric Passport Systems. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 10 (2):68-81.
    Similar books and articles
    James Tabery (2004). The "Evolutionary Synthesis" of George Udny Yule. Journal of the History of Biology 37 (1):73 - 101.
    B. J. Norton (1973). The Biometric Defense of Darwinism. Journal of the History of Biology 6 (2):283 - 316.
    Analytics

    Monthly downloads

    Added to index

    2009-01-28

    Total downloads

    50 ( #27,191 of 1,088,814 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)

    4 ( #24,213 of 1,088,814 )

    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature


    Discussion
    Start a new thread
    Order:
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.