UN Human Rights Committee on Biometrics
Today's topic is the announcement by UN Human Rights Committee that storing biometric data on identity cards violates privacy –https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=27329&LangID=E
This is another case that biometrics is viewed as conflicting with human rights. I owe this news to another friend.
Although this particular case is about Mauritius, it will obviously have a global impact.
I would reiterate that, while it is well known that biometrics has those civil-rights problems, few people are, unfortunately, aware that biometrics has another kind of problem that comes with a false sense of security, which is discussed here – https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hitoshikokumai_identity-authentication-password-activity-6824862438429728768-lOi1">“What's driving those people to keep spreading the biometrics misinformation”
Incidentally, the earlier civil-rights case was taken up as perhttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/hitoshikokumai_europe-makes-the-case-to-ban-biometric-surveillance-activity-6827853740868034560-mwVb"> “Another Aspect of Biometrics”
Probabilistic Nature of Biometrics
For Achieving Solid Digital Identity on Information Security Buzz (Mar/2021)
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