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Opinion: Are Identifiers Helpful or a Privacy Invasion?

BIOMETRICS

August 22, 2012

In an opinion column for COMPUTERWORLD, Mike Elgan queries whether biometric tools should be considered “evil.” With initiatives to implement new biometric identification technology everywhere from school cafeterias to airports, some find the technology helpful for security and efficiency, while others worry about privacy intrusions, prompting Elgan to ask, “Who’s right and who’s wrong?” Meanwhile, a CNN report questions whether the recently revealed British Airways “Know Me” program will promote more friendly flights or serve as an invasion of privacy.
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