When biometrics fail is a timely important contribution to thinking about the security state surveillance identity technology and human rights about the authors shoshana amielle magnet is assistant professor in the institute of womens studies and the department of criminology at the university of ottawa. When biometrics fail gender race and the technology of identity by shoshana amielle magnet when biometrics fail gender race and the technology of identity by shoshana amielle magnet duke university press durham nc and london uk 2011 224 pp illus paper biometric technologies used for the confirmation of individual . When biometrics fail gender race and the technology of identity shoshana magnet from digital fingerprinting to iris and retina recognition biometric identification systems are a multibillion dollar industry and an integral part of post 9 11 national security strategy. When biometrics fail gender race and the technology of identity impact has suggested that sa has particularly severe effects on a variety of forms. Gender race and the technology of identity bodies biometric technologies fail to work in race and gender neutral ways and that supposed neutrality of the biometric recognition is a myth as in gulas case the experts believed that she could only be re identified after a gap of 16 years because
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