Dr Richard Guest contributes to Government Report on Biometric Technologies

Dr Richard Guest, Deputy Head of School and Reader in Biometric Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, has recently contributed to a Government report on Biometric Technologies.

Biometric technologies identify individuals based on their distinguishing physical and behavioural attributes, such as fingerprints, face, and voice. Unlike passwords or traditional identity documents, biometric attributes are inherently linked to a person and cannot usually be lost or forgotten, potentially providing greater security and convenience.

The Government briefing focuses on how these technologies work, their applications, and the policy challenges raised by their use and can be accessed at POSTnote 578.