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Biometrics Industry Hampered by Privacy Concerns

BIOMETRICS

September 21, 2010

<em>The Wall Street Journal</em> reports on the biometrics industry and the privacy concerns that may be slowing its growth. Sales of technologies for fingerprinting and iris and body scanning were expected to increase significantly after September 11, 2001 in the name of security, but those expectations have since been tempered. The industry's potential will partly depend on winning over people who worry about invasions of privacy, the report states. A spokesman from the American Civil Liberties Union said criminals could access fingerprint databases and misuse that personal data, for example. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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