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Featuring 58 Papers as of May 22, 2019

  • Overcoming the Compliance Challenges of Biometrics STI Graduate Student Research
    by David Todd - May 22, 2019 

    Due to increased regulations designed to protect sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI), hospitals and other industries requiring improved data protections are starting to adopt biometrics. However, adoption has been slow within many of the industries that have suffered most of the breaches over the last several years. One reason adoption has been slow is that companies hesitate to implement biometrics across their organization without first understanding the vast complexities of the various state-by-state privacy regulations. By adopting a common biometrics compliance framework, this research will show how organizations can implement biometric solutions that comply with the overall spirit of the different state privacy and biometric regulations, enabling those companies to improve global data protections.

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