© 2024 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Body of Data

Ways To Subscribe

Biometric data is becoming an increasingly popular method for identifying individuals, whether it's through facial recognition, iris scans or voice recognition. However, the rise of biometric technology also comes with concerns about its impact on our privacy. In this episode, Prabu and Arun Ross demystify how biometrics works. They examine the ethical and legal issues surrounding the collection and use of biometric data and discuss the impact of biometric data on society and our daily lives, from the convenience of unlocking our devices to the potential erosion of our fundamental right to privacy.

Prabu David is provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Prior to taking on that role in 2023, David was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.