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Technological, legal and sociological summary of biometric technology usage

KANICH Ondřej, MATEJKA Ján, FIALOVÁ Eva, PETROVÁ Kafková Marcela, DOSEDĚL Tomáš and DRAHANSKÝ Martin. Technological, legal and sociological summary of biometric technology usage. ScienceOpen Research, vol. 2022, no. 12, pp. 1-7. ISSN 2199-1006. Available from:
Czech title
Technické, právní a sociologické shrnutí využití biometrických technologií
journal article
Kanich Ondřej, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Matejka Ján, JUDr., Ph.D. (ÚSP CAS)
Fialová Eva, JUDr., Ph.D. (ÚSP CAS)
Petrová Kafková Marcela, Mgr. et Mgr. (MUNI)
Doseděl Tomáš, Mgr. Ing., Ph.D. (MUNI)
Drahanský Martin, prof. Ing., Dipl.-Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)

biometrics, law, social groups


The article presents biometric systems from three different standpoints. Technological standpoint, where the focus is laid on biometric system usage by the general public. Explaining basic terms and difficulties using various biometric characteristics. It also shortly describes how recognition works in several of these biometric characteristics (fingerprint, face, iris and signature). After that is the legal standpoint, which is focused mainly on European union law, where the often-mentioned GDPR is discussed. This basic legal regulation places a significantly higher standard than the previous legislation on the processing of biometric data as a special category of personal data. Lastly, the article shows the sociological standpoint. In that part different attitudes towards biometric technologies are discussed within the world population as well as different groups of Czech Republic population. In the latest survey done by the authors in 2020 was found out the age and education are playing crucial role in the knowledge about the biometric systems.

ScienceOpen Research, vol. 2022, no. 12, ISSN 2199-1006
ScienceOpen, Inc.
   author = "Ond\v{r}ej Kanich and J\'{a}n Matejka and Eva Fialov\'{a} and Marcela Kafkov\'{a} Petrov\'{a} and Tom\'{a}\v{s} Dosed\v{e}l and Martin Drahansk\'{y}",
   title = "Technological, legal and sociological summary of biometric technology usage",
   pages = "1--7",
   journal = "ScienceOpen Research",
   volume = 2022,
   number = 12,
   year = 2022,
   ISSN = "2199-1006",
   doi = "10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR.2022.0002.v1",
   language = "english",
   url = ""
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