1st Edition

Bio-Privacy Privacy Regulations and the Challenge of Biometrics

By Nancy Liu Copyright 2012
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Bio-Privacy: Privacy Regulations and the Challenge of Biometrics provides an in-depth consideration of the legal issues posed by the use of biometric technology. Focusing particularly on the relationship between the use of this technology and the protection of privacy, this book draws on material across a range of jurisdictions in order to explore several key questions. What are the privacy issues in the biometric context? How are these issues currently dealt with under the law? What principles are applied? Is the current regulation satisfactory? Is it applied consistently? And, more generally, what is the most appropriate way to deal with the legal implications of biometrics? Offering an analysis, and recommendations, with a view to securing adequate human rights and personal data protection, Bio-Privacy: Privacy Regulations and the Challenge of Biometrics will be an important reference point for those with interests in the tension between freedom and security.

    Part I: Chapter 1, Introduction; Chapter 2, Biometric Technology and its Applications; Part II: Chapter 3, Rational Concerns about Biometric Technology: Security and Privacy; Part III: Chapter 4, Regulations of Biometrics by Privacy and Data Protection Law in Europe; Chapter 5, Biometrics and Privacy Protection in the United States; Chapter 6, "Privacy Regulations on Biometrics in Australia"; Part IV: Chapter 7, Property Rights for Biometric Information – a Viable Protection measure?; Chapter 8, "Scenario Study of Biometric Systems at Borders"; Chapter 9, Towards an Appropriate Regulatory Approach for Bio-Privacy; Part V: Chapter 10, Concluding Remarks and Future Vision


    Nancy Yue Liu is a research fellow at Norwegian Research Center for Computer and Law, and her main are of interests lie in legal issues about security and privacy. She is winner of the 2010 and 2007 Best Student Paper Award in the International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law.