Privacy of fingermarks data in forensic science: forensic evaluation and individual data protection

Chloë Baartmans, Didier Meuwly, Eleni Kosta

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, ICFIS 2014 - University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Aug 201422 Aug 2014
Conference number: 9
https://www.thehaguesecuritydelta.com/events/event/314-9th-international-conference-on-forensic-inference-and-statistics-icfis-2014-08-19

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, ICFIS 2014
Abbreviated titleICFIS 2014
CountryNetherlands
CityLeiden
Period19/08/1422/08/14
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Keywords

  • SCS-Safety
  • Privacy of fingermarks
  • IR-93528
  • METIS-309690
  • EWI-25368

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    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.