Grant, Ian
November 2007
Computer Weekly;11/20/2007, p97
Trade Publication
The article informs that the European Commission (EC)--amid growing concerns over online privacy--is looking to the information technology (IT) sector to develop privacy enhancing technologies (Pets), which give users control over how their data is used. One of the technologies the EC is looking for is encrypted biometric access systems that allow the use of a fingerprint to authenticate an individual's identity, but do not retain the actual fingerprint. As reported, EC is also looking for computer software that allows browsers to detect automatically the privacy policy of Web sites and compares it to the preferences expressed by the user, highlighting any clashes.


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