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What are the challenges in biometrics relating to the privacy and security of data and information?

Policy Memo: Students will submit their final cybersecurity policy memo at the end of the semester. The final policy memo must be between 5-7 pages at 1 1/2 spacing (not double), Times New Roman font, size 12. The memo structure should include an introduction, background on the issue, importance of the issue, a brief survey of prevailing arguments (I encourage you to include arguments from all sides of the issue) on how to address it, and your recommendations.
Use the following resources to learn more about writing policy memos:
https://libguides.rutgers.edu/c.php?g=337162&p=2268994 (Links to an external site.)
https://www-cdn.law.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Policy-Memo-Guidelines-2.pdf (Links to an external site.)
https://nepc.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/mieritzpolicymemo.pdf (Links to an external site.)
TOPIC: Governments, for decades, have been collecting biometric data, from paper records of basic physical features (such as eye and hair color, height, weight, etc.) to now utilizing technology with facial recognition, voiceprint, and other biometric technology collecting programs. Security and public safety improved by these early efforts to use biometric data, and with technology open to new possibilities, identity management becomes more efficient today. Many agencies use biometric technologies, such as homeland security and law enforcement, are valuable tools. The technology brings countless potential benefits and significant data privacy and cybersecurity risks. The government use of biometric data takes place in a complex legal arena that affects both U.S. and non-U.S. persons. Many questions seek answers about collection, retention, and use, sharing of biometric data, and Allied/Coalition use. What are the challenges in biometrics relating to the privacy and security of data and information?

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