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Re: the link between biometrics and PII needs careful management

From: George Artem <georgeartem@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2021 10:11:36 -0400
Message-Id: <5446B988-024C-41C1-A615-A13185D996B0@gmail.com>
Cc: daniel.hardman@gmail.com, "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
To: "Joosten, H.J.M. (Rieks)" <rieks.joosten@tno.nl>

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> On Sep 1, 2021, at 8:54 AM, Joosten, H.J.M. (Rieks) <rieks.joosten@tno.nl> wrote:
> 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
> https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/08/30/1033941/afghanistan-biometric-databases-us-military-40-data-points/
> 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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