Biometrics

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Biometric person authentication
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Protocol for exclusion: why COVID-19 vaccine “passports” threaten human rights

In this report, the authors analyse the impact of COVID-19 digital vaccination certificates on human rights, from both a global perspective and through specific case studies.
Report

Changing perceptions of biometric technologies

This study was undertaken as part of the Australian government’s National Identity Security Strategy. This report presents both qualitative and quantitative research findings obtained from a sample of respondents in the most recent surveys concerning their experiences of biometrics and perceptions as to its role...
Journal article

An affect-based built environment video analytics

The research described in this article integrated objective and subjective human analyses of the built environment. The Affect-Based Built Environment Video Analytics (BEST) gathers and analyzes data on human affective attitudes and emotional and physiological states in the built environment and delivers these to city...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is facial recognition technology worse at identifying darker-skinned faces than lighter ones?

Facial recognition technology, which often relies on opaque algorithms developed by tech companies, is rapidly infiltrating many aspects of people's lives. But lawyers and technology experts warn the technology can be racially discriminatory.
Briefing paper

Watching Huawei’s “Safe Cities”

Huawei’s “Safe City” products have fueled concerns that China is “exporting authoritarianism.”
Report

Artificial intelligence prediction and counterterrorism

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in counterterrorism is not inherently wrong. This paper suggests some necessary conditions for legitimate use of AI as part of a predictive approach to counterterrorism on the part of liberal democratic states.
Report

Midas Touch: consumer implications of the use of smartphone biometric data

Smartphone technology essentially allows us to carry a computer in our pocket, but what happens to all the data that is collected? The consumer implications raised in this report include security versus convenience; legal issues related to privacy and consent; examples of current uses of...
Report

Use and acceptance of biometric technologies in 2017

Biometrics makes use of people’s unique biological characteristics to identify them when dealing with government and business. This paper presents results from a public survey, conducted in 2017, which indicated generally high levels of previous exposure to biometrics and increasing willingness to use biometric technologies...
Briefing paper

Explainer: workplace monitoring and surveillance

This explainer identifies four current trends in workplace monitoring and surveillance: prediction and flagging tools; biometrics and health data; remote monitoring and time-tracking; and gamification and algorithmic management.
Report

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s administration of the Biometric Identification Services project

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s administration of the Biometric Identification Service project.