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The Biometric Debate

In case any of you have missed it, I’m enjoying a knock-out discussion with Stephen Wilson.

Stephen decided to take me to task over my contention that governments will force us into biometric banking.

That started over
here
in mid-June.

Over the weekend, Stephen then moved the debate to this
entry
on Finextra.

I will admit that I see zero benefit in the argument: here’s a technology that is still not up to the job so I discount it forever, which is how I see Stephen’s argument.

I prefer a constructive discussion that goes more like: here’s a technology that will be inevitable in use for governments to track identities and avoid cross-border crime and terrorism, so how can we develop, exploit and use it?

Any thoughts welcome.

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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