NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management, Privacy and Biometrics: Building a Conceptual Foundation (Sept. 15, 2006) (full-text).
The discrete fields of privacy and biometrics each have a rich history and an exciting, robust, present day status. Both disciplines are dynamic and multimodal. The current state of each is ever-changing and accelerating, and presents both promise and questions regarding its impact on individuals and societies. In an effort to complement and support the vibrant growth of both fields, the Subcommittee developed this paper to connect privacy and biometrics at a structural level so that both fields can be understood within a common framework.