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Building biometrics: knowledge construction in the democratic control of surveillance technology

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If surveillance technologies are to be democratically controlled, then knowledge of these technologies is required. What do they do? How do they work? What are the costs? Yet gaining this knowledge in the context of a new surveillance technology such as biometrics can be problematic, because no settled definition exists. Competing versions of biometrics appear in both public and governmental discourse on the technology: different ideas about how often it fails, where it can be used and even w...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
Surveillance Studies Network Publisher's website
Journal:
Surveillance and Society Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1/2
Pages:
233-247
Publication date:
2011-11-30
Acceptance date:
2010-12-01
ISSN:
1477-7487
URN:
uuid:db94d81a-9066-4af5-9c50-267ae8c03e61
Source identifiers:
630623
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pubs:630623
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