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Weekly News Digest

May 23, 2017 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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IGI Global Discusses Biometric Technology Pros and Cons

IGI Global posted an article (“The ‘New’ Type of Identity Theft: Are You Secure?”) to its newsroom that explores the controversy surrounding biometric technology. “Ever since 9/11, the subject of security has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds and biometrics took its place in the spotlight. The idea of being able to identify a person based on physical or behavioral characteristics is leading the way to better national security and, in the medical field, providing more accurate and secure health records,” IGI Global notes. However, “Once biometric data is compromised and a hacker has the information, they can access valuable items or information. Additionally, the person who has the information can sell the data in open markets enabling others to use that data for fraudulent purposes.”

In the case of health information, IGI Global says that “citizens need to question the security measures of the medical institutions, find out what their plan is if biometric data is compromised and adversely ask more about the new technology that is emerging to protect patients.”

For more information, read the article.

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