Biometrics use raises civil liberties concerns

Shepard, Lacee
December 2013
Michigan Citizen;12/29/2013, Vol. 36 Issue 8, pA3
The article reports on the concerns of civil liberties advocates regarding the use of biometrics such as DNA testing in investigation procedures, which is considered to violate civil rights and to the Fourth Amendment.


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