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Fingerprint Sensor: Tech Wonder or Privacy Headache?


October 16, 2013

In the wake of the news announcing the release of the new iPhone 5s, Lindsey Partridge, CIPP/US, examines what may be “the most newsworthy piece of the new mobile device”—its fingerprint sensor. The sensor allows for biometric securing of what’s becoming one the most personal devices people own. This exclusive for The Privacy Advisor offers a primer on biometrics and the potential “privacy alarms” triggered by the new sensor in multiple contexts, including legal cases involving access to PI and geolocation.
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