In an attempt to nip potential ethical and policy-related issues surrounding governmental adoption of biometric and other advanced security technologies, the European Union (EU) has began funding for a project called the Rising pan-European and International Awareness on Biometrics and Security Ethics (RISE), according to a Gov Monitor article.
RISE will be attempting to reach out to Asian countries utilizing such technology while also implementing initiatives within Europe to continue dialogue about biometric policies that had already been started by the two joint projects BITE and HIDE.
The hope of RISE is to be proactive in the creation of any new security policies or procedures to ensure that everything fall inline with existing agreements while still allowing for increased security for ports of entry in countries.
Those involved include six representatives from the EU, one each from China, India and the U.S., three from universities, two from private research centers, one from a public research institution and one from a consultancy. With the right pieces in place, RISE is hopeful they will be able to provide and institute a working framework for ethical practices surrounding biometric technology implementation and operation.
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