Ethics and Policy of Biometrics

Third International Conference on Ethics and Policy of Biometrics and International Data Sharing, ICEB 2010, Hong Kong, January 4-5, 2010. Revised Papers

  • Ajay Kumar
  • David Zhang
Conference proceedings ICEB 2010

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6005)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Privacy Protection and Challenges

  3. Legal Challenges

  4. Engineering and Social Challenges

    1. C. Puri, K. Narang, A. Tiwari, M. Vatsa, R. Singh
      Pages 55-61
    2. H. S. Bhatt, S. Bharadwaj, R. Singh, M. Vatsa
      Pages 70-75
    3. Massimo Tistarelli, Enrico Grosso
      Pages 76-88
  5. Ethical and Medical Concerns

  6. Policy Issues and Deployments in Asia

  7. Challenges in Large Scale Biometrics Identification

    1. Haricharan Rengamani, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Rajarshi Chakraborty, H. Raghav Rao
      Pages 146-153
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The past decade has seen tremendous growth in the demand for biometrics and data security technologies in applications ranging from law enforcement and immigration control to online security. The benefits of biometrics technologies are apparent as they become important technologies for information security of governments, business enterprises, and individuals. At the same time, however, the use of biometrics has raised concerns as to issues of ethics, privacy, and the policy implications of its wi- spread use. The large-scale deployment of biometrics technologies in e-governance, e-security, and e-commerce has required that we launch an international dialogue on these issues, a dialogue that must involve key stakeholders and that must consider the legal, poli- cal, philosophical and cultural aspects of the deployment of biometrics technologies. The Third International Conference on Ethics and Policy of Biometrics and Inter- tional Data Sharing was highly successful in facilitating such interaction among - searchers, policymakers, consumers, and privacy groups. This conference was supported and funded as part of the RISE project in its ongoing effort to develop wide consensus and policy recommendations on ethical, medical, legal, social, cultural, and political concerns in the usage of biometrics and data security technologies. The - tential concerns over the deployment of biometrics systems can be jointly addressed by developing smart biometrics technologies and by developing policies for the - ployment of biometrics technologies that clearly demarcate conflicts of interest - tween stakeholders.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ajay Kumar
    • 1
  • David Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Biometrics Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of ComputingThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHung Hom, KowloonHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12594-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12595-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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