Cyber Security and Biometric Data: A Socio-legal Study


Vergara, Rossanne Gale and Tan, Olivia Swee Leng and Phan, Raphael Chung Wei (2022) Cyber Security and Biometric Data: A Socio-legal Study. In: Postgraduate Social Science Colloquium 2022, 1 - 2 June 2022, Online.

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Background - Biometric technology is revolutionizing secure identification and at the same time is the reason for privacy concerns due to its use in government and company databases. Furthermore, security concerns such as identity theft and related crimes have motivated recent research and interest in biometric technology security. Purpose - The purpose of thisresearch is to explore and confirm with key stakeholders, the factors needed for a national biometric technology security regulatory framework. Design/methodology/approach - This study was conducted using Action Research as the research approach. Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders with a technical background in biometric technology security and cyber security. A holistic regulatory framework guided by Policy Cycle theory, Routine Activity Theory, Regulatory Impact Assessment Framework and best practices from leading countries in data privacy and security was presented to the stakeholders and the findings were verified by participants through video conference and email. Findings- The findings show that a holistic regulatory framework is needed based on the current literature and interview data collected to secure biometric data. Recommendations for a holistic regulatory framework were provided to the stakeholders and to be considered by the relevant ministry to include in developing the regulatory framework, which were in line with the interview data, literature and stakeholders’ input. Research limitations- Due to the scope of this study, there are still areas in the research for future studies that should look into the success and implementation of a holistic regulatory framework for biometric technology. Originality/value - This research will help contribute in developing a policy for the participating organization and the nation, which will affect multiple departments in the relevant ministry and the country. Keywords: C

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyber Security, Personal Data, Regulatory Framework
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business > HF5428-5429.6 Retail trade
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 03:19
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 03:19


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