What You Should Do

By Larry Barrett  |  Posted 2002-10-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Despite post-9/11 promises, airport security is still experiencing turbulence.

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What You Should Do: Identifying Individuals

Consolidate systems. Establish a single technical platform to collect and verify data obtained from biometric devices

  • Consolidate systems. Establish a single technical platform to collect and verify data obtained from biometric devices

  • Stay flexible. Pick a system that can accommodate more individuals and more features

  • Don't reinvent the wheel. Use existing databases, employee photos and signatures, where possible

  • Start where you're weakest. Install verification technology at points of greatest vulnerability. Less-sensitive areas come next

  • Consult counsel. There are laws and issues of privacy and surveillance that might apply to your proposed biometric project


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    larry_barrett@ziffdavisenterprise.com
    Larry, of San Carlos, Calif., was a senior writer and editor at CNet, writing analysis, breaking news and opinion stories. He was technology reporter at the San Jose Business Journal from 1996-1997. He graduated with a B.A. from San Jose State University where he was also executive editor of the daily student newspaper.
     
     
     
     
     
     

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