Distributed authentication to preserve privacy through smart card based biometric matching

Nelte, Michael Andrew (2000)

Bibliography: pages 135-139.


This thesis focuses on privacy concerns, specifically those relating to the storage and use of biometrics. These concerns result from the fact that biometric information is unique. This uniqueness makes the biometric a very strong identifier increasing the possibility that it could be used to monitor an individual's activities. An expert can extract considerable information from a biometric scan, ranging from the age or gender to whether the individual has certain diseases.