Published Sep 10, 2019

Isaac Cooper  

Jimmy Yon


In recent years, the social application of biometrics has brought great benefits, but also caused people’s concerns about privacy protection, autonomy, and social exclusion. Here we have sorted out the ethical issues related to the application of biometrics, such as privacy protection, functional transformation, body informationization, informed consent, and social exclusion, and analyzed their core and unique issues. We believe that the current management specifications for the development and application of biometric technology are significantly behind their development. In addition to the introduction of policies, the regulation or governance of biometrics technology should also accelerate the practice of ethical governance and regulatory governance.



Biometrics, Ethnicity, Privacy, Autonomy, Social Exclusion

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How to Cite
Cooper, I., & Yon, J. (2019). Ethical Issues in Biometrics. Science Insights, 30(2), 63-69. https://doi.org/10.15354/si.19.re095