“Biometric ID Cybersurveillance,” an article by Washington and Lee law professor Margaret Hu, recently received more than 2000 downloads from the Duke Law Scholarship Repository. The article was discussed by a guest on the radio show Coast to Coast AM, and listeners of the show flocked to the Duke site to read the article.
In the article, Hu explores the constitutional and other legal consequences of big data cybersurveillance generally and mass biometric dataveillance in particular. The article focuses on how biometric data is increasingly incorporated into identity management systems through bureaucratized cybersurveillance or the normalization of cybersurveillance through the daily course of business and integrated forms of governance.
Prof. Hu’s article has already been reviewed favorably a number of times, including on the popular law blog Concurring Opinions. You can read an excerpt from the review here.