Written on the body: Biometrics and identity
This chapter explores that the type of questions that can be raised in relation to biometrics as a new type of technology affecting how analysts perceive of identity. It seeks to articulate the significance of the fact that biometrics puts the body center stage in matters of identification and information technology. In december 1997, a New Jersey company demonstrated a new client identification system for automated teller machine”s to an audience at the Banking Administration Institute”s Conference in New Orleans. “Sentri has provided biometrics with one of the most difficult scenarios to date " it requires acquisition in an outdoors environment. Biometrics appears not so different from older and existing forms of establishing and verifying personal identity in the deliverance of all kinds of social services and securing economic exchanges. In view of comments and distinctions like the, the question must be raised in what sense, then, biometrics is about identity.