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By John D. Woodward, Katherine W. Webb, Elaine M. Newton, Melissa Bradley, David Rubenson

Each human possesses multiple nearly infallible type of id. referred to as biometrics, examples comprise fingerprints, iris and retinal scans, hand geometry, and different measures of actual features and private characteristics. Advances in desktops and similar applied sciences have made this a hugely automatic strategy during which popularity happens virtually without delay. With challenge approximately its info insurance platforms and actual entry keep an eye on expanding, the military has undertaken an evaluate of ways it could actually use biometrics to enhance safety, potency, and comfort.

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The concerns are a product of differences in the biometrics technology itself, the data produced by the technology, and how such data might be used. 12 If an individual’s PIN for his ATM is stolen, the bank simply issues the individual another one and cancels transactions under his name made using the old PIN. However, if an individual’s biometric is stolen, there must be a system in place to accept an alternative biometric or means of identification. In addition, the data that some biometric technologies produce are, or have the potential to be, different from what is produced by traditional identifiers.

Katz v. S. 347, 360-62 (1967) (Harlan, concurring). 18See Skinner v. S. 602, 616 (1989). 19Vernonia Sch. Dist 47J v. S. 646, 652 (1995). What Steps Can the Army Take to Address These Concerns? ”20 For a search to be reasonable, in the criminal justice context, the Army must generally show probable cause to believe that the person or place searched is implicated in the crime. RESPONDING TO SOCIOCULTURAL CONCERNS WITHIN A BROADER APPROACH IS CRITICAL Our legal assessment has raised no significant obstacles to the Army’s establishment of a biometrics program or center in the United States.

The Privacy Act permits many exceptions, and the Army could make many routine-use exceptions for biometric identification information. Although additional uses of the data beyond the original purpose for which it was collected must be published in the Federal Register and shown to be compatible with the original use, this is not a serious obstacle to the sharing of data. Thus, it leaves the individual without much firm protection against function creep. The Army should strive to address function creep concerns through laws, regulations, and policies designed to ensure that biometric data ______________ 15Whalen v.

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