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RE: the link between biometrics and PII needs careful management

From: Joosten, H.J.M. (Rieks) <rieks.joosten@tno.nl>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2021 12:51:42 +0000
To: "daniel.hardman@gmail.com" <daniel.hardman@gmail.com>, "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
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I think the issue is a bit more profound than distributing sets of PII (which include biometrics) and linking them. Back in 1940-1945 (WW II), there were not biometrics. A high-quality (paper) citizens register was all took for the Germans to round up Dutch citizens of Jewish origin and deport them.

From: Daniel Hardman <daniel.hardman@gmail.com>
Sent: woensdag 1 september 2021 09:02
To: public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org) <public-credentials@w3.org>
Subject: the link between biometrics and PII needs careful management


My takeaway: Instead of putting PII and biometrics in the same database, we need to put them in different places, but prove that there's a link between the holder of a biometric cred and the holder of other PII. I see companies like iRespond doing this, but I also seem some biometric applications that are more troubling.
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