Security and Privacy in Biometrics


Biometrics-based recognition systems offer many benefits over traditional authentication approaches. However, such systems raise new challenges related to personal data protection.

This important text/reference presents the latest secure and privacy-compliant techniques in automatic human recognition. Featuring viewpoints from an international selection of experts in the field, the comprehensive coverage spans both theory and practical implementations, taking into consideration all ethical and legal issues.

Topics and features: presents a unique focus on novel approaches and new architectures for unimodal and multimodal template protection; examines signal processing techniques in the encrypted domain, security and privacy leakage assessment, and aspects of standardization; describes real-world applications, from face and fingerprint-based user recognition, to biometrics-based electronic documents, and biometric systems employing smart cards; reviews the ethical implications of the ubiquity of biometrics in everyday life, and its impact on human dignity; provides guidance on best practices for the processing of biometric data within a legal framework.

This timely and authoritative volume is essential reading for all practitioners and researchers involved in biometrics-based automatic human recognition. Graduate students of computer science and electrical engineering will also find the text to be an invaluable practical reference.

  • Springer London; June 2013
  • ISBN 9781447152309
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Security and Privacy in Biometrics
  • Author: Patrizio Campisi (ed.)
  • Imprint: Springer

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From the reviews:

“This book presents perspectives on the issues of security and privacy in biometrics from international experts. It is meant for students, practitioners, and researchers. … The book will be useful for doctoral students … . I strongly recommend this book for researchers, practitioners, and all those interested in biometrics.” (S. V. Nagaraj, Computing Reviews, January, 2014)