This is an increasingly common situation, with people gaining access to government or corporate services through authenticating biometric features (fingerprints, palm, iris, face, voice, gaut, odour, etcetera). Driven by a strong and expanding industry, the use of biometrics in organisational settings is rapidly expanding, in two ways. Ever more bodily features are being used for authentication, for instance body odor, but more significantly DNA. The UK DNA data base, for instance, carries the profiles of about 5.5, million people and was set up for crime detection. However, the sectors and purposes in which DNA authentication is used, are expanding, in parallel with the ever wider spread of biometric authentication in somewhat unexpected places like churches, pre-schools, homeless shelters or sports centres.
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