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Library of Parliament Publications: Science, Research and Technology

Biometrics and Government

  Format Stapled Pages
  Catalogue No. PRB 06-30E
  Pages 23
  Language English; Aussi disponible en français
  Price $13.50

Written by Lalita Acharya.
Published by the Library of Parliament, 2006.


11 September 2006
Biometrics - the automated or semi-automated use of physiological or behavioural characteristics to determine or verify identity - has received increased attention since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Governments around the world are increasingly turning to biometrics in an attempt to increase security at airports and border crossings, and to produce more secure identity documents.

This paper provides an overview and comparison of the principal biometric technologies available on the market or in development, and examines some of the concerns that have been raised about security and privacy with respect to biometrics. It also discusses the use of biometrics by some national governments, including the Canadian federal government.

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