Normative Assumptions in Biometrics: On Bodily Differences and Automated Classifications

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Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)

Abstract

This chapter sets out to question the normative assumptions about human bodies embedded in biometric technologies, and to articulate and discuss issues emerging from the various ways in which biometric technologies and human bodily differences interact and interfere with each other. It will do so in particular in relation to ‘next generation biometrics’ such as soft biometrics, physiological biometrics, and distant sensing technologies.

Abbreviations

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

MRTD

Machine Readable Travel Documents

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Infonomics and New Media at Zuyd UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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