Security and Privacy in Biometrics

  • Patrizio Campisi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Claus Vielhauer, Jana Dittmann, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    Pages 25-43
  3. Walter J. Scheirer, William Bishop, Terrance E. Boult
    Pages 45-68
  4. Yagiz Sutcu, Qiming Li, Nasir Memon
    Pages 69-104
  5. Tanya Ignatenko, Frans M. J. Willems
    Pages 105-122
  6. Sanjay Kanade, Dijana Petrovska-Delacrétaz, Bernadette Dorizzi
    Pages 123-148
  7. Riccardo Lazzeretti, Pierluigi Failla, Mauro Barni
    Pages 149-185
  8. Anil K. Jain, Karthik Nandakumar, Abhishek Nagar
    Pages 187-214
  9. Ann Cavoukian, Tom Marinelli, Alex Stoianov, Karl Martin, Konstantinos N. Plataniotis, Michelle Chibba et al.
    Pages 215-238
  10. Raul Sanchez-Reillo, Raul Alonso-Moreno, Judith Liu-Jimenez
    Pages 239-274
  11. Catherine J. Tilton, Matthew Young
    Pages 297-310
  12. Niels Christian Juul
    Pages 415-433
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 435-438

About this book


Biometrics-based recognition systems offer many benefits over traditional authentication approaches. However, such systems raise new challenges related to personal data protection.

This important text/reference presents the latest secure and privacy-compliant techniques in automatic human recognition. Featuring viewpoints from an international selection of experts in the field, the comprehensive coverage spans both theory and practical implementations, taking into consideration all ethical and legal issues.

Topics and features:

  • Presents a unique focus on novel approaches and new architectures for unimodal and multimodal template protection
  • Examines signal processing techniques in the encrypted domain, security and privacy leakage assessment, and aspects of standardization
  • Describes real-world applications, from face and fingerprint-based user recognition, to biometrics-based electronic documents, and biometric systems employing smart cards
  • Reviews the ethical implications of the ubiquity of biometrics in everyday life, and its impact on human dignity
  • Provides guidance on best practices for the processing of biometric data within a legal framework

This timely and authoritative volume is essential reading for all practitioners and researchers involved in biometrics-based automatic human recognition. Graduate students of computer science and electrical engineering will also find the text to be an invaluable practical reference.

Dr. Patrizio Campisi is a Full Professor in the Department of Engineering, Section of Applied Electronics at the University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy.


Biometric Encryption Fuzzy Commitment Fuzzy Vault Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) RFID Secure Sketches Smart Cards Template Protection

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrizio Campisi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied ElectronicsRoma Tre UniversityRomeItaly

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