(Spring 2013) Policy and Privacy/Disclosure for Biometric Systems

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The purpose of this study was to describe the current deployment of biometric technologies and investigate common place practices. With the increasing use of biometrics in the work place and consumer …

The purpose of this study was to describe the current deployment of biometric technologies and investigate common place practices. With the increasing use of biometrics in the work place and consumer service arena, the amount of personal biometric data generated each day continues to rise. The focus was to determine what the average enrollee knows about the privacy and security of his or her biometric data and how that data was being protected. To make the determinations, a survey was generated and the results are shown.

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  • 1. POLICY AND PRIVACY/DISCLOSURE FOR BIOMETRIC SYSTEMS The purpose of this study was to describe the current deployment of biometric technologies and investigate common place practices. With the increasing use of biometrics in the work place and consumer service arena, the amount of personal biometric data generated each day continues to rise. The focus was to determine what the average enrollee knows about the privacy and security of his or her biometric data and how that data was being protected. To make the determinations, a survey was generated and the results are shown. Ramsey Ayers, Janis Vanderpool, Kevin O’Connor, Stephen Elliott OVERVIEW FUTURE OF BIOMETRICS AND PERSONAL DATACONCLUSIONS After receiving our survey results, it appears that although many businesses and institutions do have a formal policy outlining the use and storage of an individual’s biometric data, many do not have procedures in place that will allow for the individual to review or correct their own biometric record. Personal opinions vary as to the use, privacy and security afforded by biometric identification systems. It should be noted that these results showed 8 respondents of 104 had used a biometric system as a consumer, while 6 participated as an employee. The number of respondents currently using biometric systems was low, but is expected to increase as the technologies continue to develop and be implemented. The use and storage of personal data in automated systems is not a new idea. The U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare released it’s Code of Fair Information Practices in 1972 and while it may have applied to a different type of media, the principles can and should be applied to the increasing use of biometric data today and in the future. The five principles include providing notice when personal data is kept, allowing access to what data is stored and how it is used, allowing the individual to consent (or not) when data is used for other than its initial purpose, allowing the individual to correct or amend their records, and providing adequate means of safeguarding the data. BIOMETRIC KNOWLEDGE CONSUMER DEPLOYMENTS EMPLOYER DEPLOYMENTS