The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology

Second Generation Biometrics: The Ethical, Legal and Social Context

Editors: Mordini, Emilio, Tzovaras, Dimitros (Eds.)

  • One of the first books on second generation biometrics and the first on ethical, social and privacy implication of them
  • Includes chapters from neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, jurists, social scientists, philosophers, ethicists, as well as technologists
  • A relevant, thought provoking, and intellectually challenging text
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About this book

While a sharp debate is emerging about whether conventional biometric technology offers society any significant advantages over other forms of identification, and whether it constitutes a threat to privacy, technology is rapidly progressing. Politicians and the public are still discussing fingerprinting and iris scan, while scientists and engineers are already testing futuristic solutions. Second generation biometrics - which include multimodal biometrics, behavioural biometrics, dynamic face recognition, EEG and ECG biometrics, remote iris recognition, and other, still more astonishing, applications – is a reality which promises to overturn any current ethical standard about human identification. Robots which recognise their masters, CCTV which detects intentions, voice responders which analyse emotions: these are only a few applications in progress to be developed.

This book is the first ever published on ethical, social and privacy implications of second generation biometrics. Authors include both distinguished scientists in the biometric field and prominent ethical, privacy and social scholars. This makes this book an invaluable tool for policy makers, technologists, social scientists, privacy authorities involved in biometric policy setting. Moreover it is a precious instrument to update scholars from different disciplines who are interested in biometrics and its wider social, ethical and political implications.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mordini, Emilio (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Epistemological Foundation of Biometrics

    Ghilardi, Giampaolo (et al.)

    Pages 23-47

  • Biometric Recognition: An Overview

    Jain, Anil K. (et al.)

    Pages 49-79

  • Biometrics, Privacy and Agency

    Sprokkereef, Annemarie (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

  • Gait and Anthropometric Profile Biometrics: A Step Forward

    Ioannidis, Dimosthenis (et al.)

    Pages 105-127

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3892-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3891-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9723-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Second Generation Biometrics: The Ethical, Legal and Social Context
Editors
  • Emilio Mordini
  • Dimitros Tzovaras
Series Title
The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3892-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3892-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3891-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9723-9
Series ISSN
1875-0044
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 354
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