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Biometric technology in ICT research and innovation. Case study

The following section presents an application of the contents of section 3 ‘Biometric technology in ICT research and innovation. Guidelines’. The case study does not refer to any real situation.

A team of ICT developers decides to design a hand-recognition system to streamline the identification process of employees at the entrance of work sites. The aim of the researchers is to propose a privacy preserving approach, understanding its feasibility, develop the corresponding technology, and publish a paper with the results.

The team of developers decides to put emphasis on three aspects:

  • The system fully complies with data protection norms
  • The system is effective enough to be adopted by organizations
  • The system is not perceived by users – employees – as too invasive

All the developers work for the same private company, Developing Inc. This is based in the fictional European State of Developonia. In the scenario, Developing Inc. acts as data controller.

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