10 February 2020

PRIO Policy Brief on the Societal and Ethical Impact of Biometrics

NordSTEVA researcher Elida K. U. Jacobsen published a PRIO policy brief on the Societal and Ethical Impact of Biometrics in 2019. Download the publication here

Abstract for the policy brief:

​In the coming decade the modes in which we bank and shop will change dramatically through the application of biometrics to financial transactions. This policy brief discusses the ethical and societal implications of biometrics becoming an increasing part of our everyday financial lives. In particular, this brief focuses on two pieces of European regulation that address the use of biometrics in finance and commerce, and offers a set of policy recommendations designed to ensure transparency and responsibility in using individual data.

Elida Jacobsen is a former Senior Researcher at PRIO (Peace Research Institute Oslo).