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Expert: Privacy Concerns Surround Facial Biometrics

BIOMETRICS

August 29, 2011

In an interview with Information Security Media Group, Beth Givens, founder and director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, says that breaches of facial biometric data are a major concern and that IT security managers need to encrypt the information to protect an individual's right to privacy, GovInfoSecurity reports. "If they back up those applications with good, solid privacy policies and practices, they'll be in good shape." Givens also says that facial recognition technology could result in privacy violations by not obtaining an individual's consent; disproportionate treatment of consumers by businesses, and stalking and violence, the report states.  
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