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  • Biometrics: the Solution for a Safer Society?

    We can see an increased use of biometric technology in our everyday lives. The attacks on the WTC at 9/11 have jumpstarted many developments in this field. Even though the argument of safety is usually used to create acceptance for this technology, the main reason is usually found in marketing objectives. Instead of a more secure society, the loss of privacy as a result of this technology should be considered a threat. This thesis is about uncovering the real effects of the rising popularity of biometrics and the motives behind it. In western high technology societies data is continuously related to our daily activities. It is collected, stored and exchanged.

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