By John D. Woodward, Katherine W. Webb, Elaine M. Newton, Melissa Bradley, David Rubenson
Each human possesses multiple nearly infallible kind of id. often called biometrics, examples comprise fingerprints, iris and retinal scans, hand geometry, and different measures of actual features and private qualities. Advances in pcs and comparable applied sciences have made this a hugely computerized technique wherein reputation happens nearly at once. With problem approximately its details insurance structures and actual entry keep watch over expanding, the military has undertaken an overview of ways it could actually use biometrics to enhance protection, potency, and comfort.
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Roe. In Whalen, the Court found that the New York statute mandating a computerized database addressed a compelling problem and that the state agency had taken comprehensive measures to protect the database from unwarranted intrusions. Defining the purpose also provides a context for determining the data to be collected. If the purpose of the program is to verify the identity of individuals for facility or information access control, there would be no need to collect information other than the biometric.
C. § 552a(a)(4)), not all biometric programs are necessarily contained in a system of records. For example, the Fort Sill test of a biometrically protected smart card (see Appendix B) was not contained in a system of records because the biometric was stored only on the card and not in any central database. The Fort Sill test is an example of a biometric being used to enhance privacy. 3 Unless otherwise indicated, the Privacy Act provisions discussed here apply to DoD and the Army. What Steps Can the Army Take to Address These Concerns?
If the purpose of the program is to verify the identity of individuals for facility or information access control, there would be no need to collect information other than the biometric. If the Army wants to include other data, such as levels of access or a person’s name, it should make the reasons for this clear to the participants and the general public. ” Structure a Program and Select Technologies to Minimize the Effects on Privacy Three issues must be addressed in making decisions about how to design a biometrics program and select technologies: • Policies about sharing data.