Biometrics and Security Research Paper by Nursing

Biometrics and Security
An overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the use of biometrics in security.
# 100051 | 1,519 words | 10 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper examines how biometrics is emerging as a preferred security method and is no longer confined to science fiction. It looks at how biometrics offers many benefits over traditional security methods alone but has some areas of concern that need to be addressed before implementation throughout society on a wide scale. The paper discusses what biometrics is and how it works, as well as its legal implications.

What is Biometrics
How does Biometrics Work
Advantages of Biometrics
Disadvantages of Biometrics
Legal Implications of Biometrics

From the Paper:

"Biometrics can have a significant legal role in modern healthcare. The health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA) of 1996 required the department of health and human services to establish national standards for electronic healthcare transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers (The United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2007). It also addressed the security and privacy of health data. The legal implication of this regulation on biometrics is primarily related to the security and privacy issues of health data. HIPAA requires that a series of administrative, technical and physical security procedures be created by healthcare organizations to assure the confidentiality of electronic health information (The United States Department of Health and Human Services). "

Sample of Sources Used:

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