Assuming by default that everyone is a threat and therefor justifying complete surveillance and management of people is not the thing to do. It unlocks a giant can of worms which is a guaranteed ticket to a culture we do not want. One reason is human nature as demonstrated countless times by background, not talking about the fantastic kind. Another reason is that governments come and go just like the world keeps changing. When, not if, we enter another dark period in human history it will be a digital disaster as all the information gathered is currently available in the hands of evil. Innocent data doesn’t exist, it’s merely a matter of the right time and the wrong hands to turn it into a weapon.
Automated multi source profiling is now part of daily life whether you like it or not. Such profiling is used to narrow down targets that need to be watched for any particular reason. The reason might be good or poor, the method itself is flawed and will create a lot of people to land in databases in which they don’t belong. The part of collecting data from as many resources as possible and automatically use it to categorize people is asking for problems.
Now that humongous amounts of information are readily analyzed and computer technologies provides the resources to manage this”big data” there will be increasing pressure to unite databases from many sources. Data accumulated from government branches, commercial parties to non-profit organizations providing another piece of the puzzle about your life. With the technologies available today, it will be simple to collect, combine and handle the data about an individual. That all is collected without motive, innocent or not, for profit or simply as it is possible.
Using biometric data is to help ascertain the identity of people within an authentic fashion, particularly when multiple collections of information are used. By way of example, the passport files of many countries now frequently include the fingerprint info but iris scan data and face recognition information are making an introduction also. Today the Canadian government employs the US biometric database along with what they must determine the desirability of someone to enter the nation. Sadly enough the use of biometric information is now also applied on the roads and from third party organizations for different uses.