Facial recognition and fingerprint scanning: processing biometric data

June 18, 2020

The use of biometric data has increased over the last years. Especially the use of facial recognition systems and fingerprint scanners. Using biometric data goes hand in hand with severe privacy risks, such as the loss of freedom, individuality and anonymity. In practice however, the privacy rules concerning the use of biometric data are ambiguous, resulting in legal uncertainty.

This white paper is published as (e)Privacy update #2 of the news update sequel of IIR (link).

If you want to know more about the definition of biometric data and the changingDutch law requirements for using them, please read the white paper written by Eliëtte Vaal explaining this and more (Dutch only).