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[liberationtech] Tracking Refugees With Biometrics: More Questions than Answers
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Wed Mar 9 05:57:40 PST 2016
This post asks very interesting questions on the use of biometrics in
Tracking Refugees With Biometrics: More Questions than Answers, by Sarah
Biometrics can dramatically decrease the amount of fraud in the
distribution of aid, save refugees from long wait times to receive
benefits, and reduce the possibility of radicalization of vulnerable
As a biometrics engineer, I have three main questions regarding
governance of the United Nations’ use of biometrics with refugees.
Who deserves a peek at the United Nations biometrics database?
Who owns the data?
What is the future of the U.N. biometrics database?
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