|Biometrics: The body as universal ID?|
-> Biometric recognition is becoming more and more widespread in consumers’ everyday lives and promises more security.
-> Biometric procedures digitise characteristics of the body and can even remain unnoticed.
-> In many cases, the processing of biometric data is opaque and difficult to control.
Biometrics therefore poses risks for privacy, security, and fundamental rights.
-> Regulatory measures can contribute to reduce some of the risks.