Empowering the end-user in biometrics

Ben Schouten, Albert Ali Salah

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User empowerment in the context of information and communication technologies (ICT) means enabling the endusers to set up and/or tailor ICT solutions according to their own requirements. In this paper we argue that user empowerment is essential in biometrics for the acceptance and widespread use of biometrical applications, concepts, and technology. A key issue is a user's experience of being in control, and how interfaces, modes and modalities of interaction can support and empower the user, whether by direct interaction and control of devices, or via delegation. More importantly, the practices suggested in the paper are steps towards practical and legal regularization of use and circulation of biometric information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2008
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2008) - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 17 Dec 200820 Dec 2008
Conference number: 10


Conference10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2008)
Abbreviated titleICARCV 2008
CountryViet Nam


  • Biometrics
  • Privacy
  • User empowerment


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