EPIC, privacy, technology

Headline writer gets it backwards

Today I came across what might be a perfect example of a biometrics headline/article non sequitur.

The article linked below, is pretty bullish on biometrics from both the convenience and security angles. In addition to favorable quotes from a user and an industry executive, an Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) staff member is quoted speaking of biometric technologies in favorable terms. As long-time readers may recall, that hasn’t always been the case.

Given all that, it’s hard to comprehend why the headline writer went with:

New technology causes new privacy, security concerns (WJXT – Jacksonville, FL)

I’d quibble that that the headline writer has it backwards. On the article’s own terms a better headline would be, Privacy, security concerns fuel new technology, but reading the article might have given me an unfair advantage.

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