Biometrics for Personal Identification: Recapturing Ethics and Values in the Public Policy-Making Process - A Rawlsian Philosophical Analysis

Whitelaw Robert
Technological biometric advances for personal identification beyond fingerprints and iris scans, combined with national and international storage and exchange of personal information, raise ethical concerns. Philosophers and scholars have argued during the past century for increased involvement within policy-making. Through the work of John Rawls, a noted 20th century philosopher, the thesis examines appropriate and applicable ways to bridge the gap between philosophy and the practical requirements of public-policy making. Ethical considerations were absent during...
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