America Identified: Biometric Technology and Society (MIT by Lisa S. Nelson PDF

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By Lisa S. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0262014777

ISBN-13: 9780262014779

The use of biometric expertise for identity has long gone from Orwellian fable to daily truth. This expertise, which verifies or acknowledges a person's identification in keeping with physiological, anatomical, or behavioral styles (including fingerprints, retina, handwriting, and keystrokes) has been deployed for such reasons as fighting welfare fraud, screening aircraft passengers, and determining terrorists. The accompanying controversy has pitted those that compliment the technology's accuracy and potency opposed to advocates for privateness and civil liberties. In the US Identified, Lisa Nelson investigates the advanced public responses to biometric know-how. She makes use of societal perceptions of this actual identity expertise to discover the values, ideals, and ideologies that impression public attractiveness of know-how. Drawing on her personal vast examine with concentration teams and a countrywide survey, Nelson reveals that concerns of privateness, anonymity, belief and self assurance in associations, and the legitimacy of paternalistic executive interventions are vitally important to clients and capability clients of the expertise. She examines the lengthy heritage of presidency structures of identity and the controversies they've got encouraged; the impact of the data know-how revolution and the occasions of September eleven, 2001; the normative price of privateness (as against its simply felony definition); where of surveillance applied sciences in a civil society; belief in executive and mistrust within the increased position of presidency; and the stability among the necessity for presidency to behave to avoid damage and the potential risk to liberty in government's actions.

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