Privacy Advisor

Ubiquitous biometrics

At a recent biometrics conference, Dr. Myra Gray, the director of the Department of Defense Biometrics Task Force, discussed the impending arrival of “ubiquitous biometrics.“ She emphasized that biometrics are being widely used for national security, physical access control, and individual identification for countless types of transactions. As this particular conference was focused on implementation of Homeland Security Directive 24 mandating interoperability between certain governmental biometric systems, she and others spoke of the value of ubiquitous biometrics for national security and everyday conveniences.

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