All the talk surrounding biometric data collection and the building of massive databases of palm and iris scans and even facial recognition is not being welcomed with open arms by most people. There are some people that may see the storage of biometric data as a convenience, a step beyond the RFID chips and a needed tool to create a cashless society. On the other hand, many more perceive this biometric collection as a further invasion of privacy, no matter if data is housed by a government entity or in a corporation’s possession for uses of marketing, banking or other uses. After numerous whistleblowers in recent years, the Edward Snowden information regarding the NSA Surveillance State has finally opened the eyes of many people as to how little privacy they actually have.
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