Expert-based methods are used from the beginning of the 20th century for forensic evaluation of fingermarks (trace specimens) and fingerprints (reference specimens). Currently semi-automatic systems using biometric data, biometric technology and statistical models are developed to support the experts in providing a more objective evaluation to the court, in terms of strength of evidence. At the same time growing data privacy concerns have enacted further legislation protecting personal data. This study applies to the Dutch and European Union privacy and data protection legal framework. It focuses on and is limited to fingerprint data (images and features) and contingent metadata (e.g. name, date of birth, gender, nationality code) used for the forensic evaluation processes (R&D and casework).
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Aug 2014|
|Event||9th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, ICFIS 2014 - University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands|
Duration: 19 Aug 2014 → 22 Aug 2014
Conference number: 9
|Conference||9th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, ICFIS 2014|
|Abbreviated title||ICFIS 2014|
|Period||19/08/14 → 22/08/14|
- Privacy of fingermarks
Baartmans, C., Meuwly, D., & Kosta, E. (2014). Privacy of fingermarks data in forensic science: forensic evaluation and individual data protection. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, ICFIS 2014, Leiden, Netherlands.