Turley To Speak At Biometic Conference

It is my great pleasure to give a keynote speech at the Federal Identity Conference in Tampa, Florida today — an international gathering of government, private, and academic experts in the field of biometric technology. I will be presenting material from two forthcoming law review articles on privacy in the biometric age. I will be speaking at the Tampa Convention Center at 10:15 am.

My results will address facial recognition and biometric technology at transparency-forcing technology. The first article is titled Anonymity, Obscurity, and Technology: Reconsidering Privacy in the Age of Biometrics. The article addresses how our concept and protection of privacy must change in an increasingly transparent world. The second article titled From Here To Obscurity: Conceiving A Biometric Privacy Act for an Anonymous Society explores the outlines of a federal biometric privacy act.

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  1. “…our concept and protection of privacy must change in an increasingly transparent world.”

    – Professor Turley

    Arbitrary dictatorship or innovation in methodology does not void or amend the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    The Ten Commandments were “written with the finger of God” as the American Founders wrote the Constitution, to stand in perpetuity. The Ten Commandments are not subject to amendment. The amendment process for the Constitution is rigorous and lengthy.

    The constitutional right to privacy is unqualified in the 4th Amendment and, therefore, absolute. No criteria or rationale presented by government may result in the violation of the right of individuals to privacy. Probable cause notwithstanding, the constitutional right of individuals prevails over any concern of government, presuming the judicial branch prosecutes its charge.

    4th Amendment

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    “…courts…must…declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void.”

    “[A] limited Constitution … can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing … To deny this would be to affirm … that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”

    – Alexander Hamilton

  2. “addresses how our concept and protection of privacy must change in an increasingly transparent world.”

    Why should our concept of privacy change? Protections, yes, perhaps those must change. If technology risks violating privacy, then it is the technology that is at fault.

    1. Prairie Rose,

      Like with so many of our other C Rights rather then amend the Constitution they are moving forward to again write Regs that clearly violate our 4th Amendment.

      What will the Mad Scientist & the govt do with our person, (our DNA), next year, 100 years… from now?

      Currently the FDA is attempting to stop us from using our own Stemcells for medical treatments on ourselves.

      Medical Tranny has been around in the US for a long time & is getting worst fast.

  3. We hope you post a link to the articles upon their publication.

    Privacy and medical ethics are two rapidly evolving field taking a great leap forward.

    1. Liberty2nd – basically biometic breaks down as measuring or identifying living things.

    1. I would be careful. Telling a co-worker to “break his leg” could possibly be perceived as a threat. Just saying… 😉

      1. Anonymous – it is a theatrical saying that goes back to at least the early 17th century. It means to take a bow for your performance at the end of the play.

          1. Anonymous – it refers to that sweeping bow that requires the actor to bend their knee (breaking the knee).

            1. Tell it to the judge…or in this case, the Interim Dean.

              Is this the point of class where I get kicked out, or forced to stand the entire class;

              or perhaps, even better, my chair will go missing….mysteriously….and I will show up looking like a fool.

              The case of the missing chair, you never know.

              1. Anonymous – if it makes you feel better, most people, including actors, think it means actually breaking your leg. I ran into an actual usage of the phrase in a 1607 Ben Jonson play. So, you are now among a select number of people who know the secret to the phrase. 😉

                  1. Anonymous – you can impress you actor friends with your arcane knowledge, since most of them will not know where the phrase comes from or what it means. It is the equivalent of wishing someone a standing ovation.

                1. Paul C. ……thanks for that! Also, I always give Godiva chocolates to male actors and flowers to female actos on opening night…….is that the protocol?

                    1. Cindy Bragg – I have always given personal cards to the actors if I was directing, however I just compliment the actors I think did an outstanding performance. If I had a relative in the cast, I would get them flowers or a gift, however.

              2. Anonymous, “Break a leg” is a famous, easily recognizable saying. There is no way any rational prosecutor would consider it an actual threat, as it is actually a well wish.

                Not even insults like “go take a long walk off a short pier” would be considered a real threat.

                1. The key word being “rational.” You never know…I read in Room is, the lower court, the prosecutor exclaimed, “it doesn’t matter what he thinks.”

                  The prosecutor wanted to talk reasonable person standard, but we cannot even guarantee the prosecutor is, in fact, a reasonable person. Go figure!

                  But I guess it doesn’t matter since they’ll pull the Grand Jury trump card anyway…

                  But here, Paul is guilty, case-closed. I’m kidding 😉

                    1. Yeah, okay, that works. 😎

                      That’s a really neat arcane fact. I did not know of. I will use it for sure at some point down the road.

                      Thanks for the fun trivia fact. 👍

                    2. Anonymous – I didn’t know the correct meaning, my professors did not know the correct meaning, I figuratively stumbled over it while reading one of his plays.

                  1. Wow, that’s a typo if I’ve ever seen one.

                    That was suppose to be the Elonis*** case.

                    Darn phone.

                    (Sorry, I had to step away…switching out my friends fuse in their car’s fuse box under the passenger kick panel. They went reverse polarity on the hook up. *sigh* Smh.)

            2. Yeah the title is misspelled. The body contains the proper term and spelling.

              That’s a fancy word for fingerprinting, for most people. DNA, facial recognition, etc.

        1. Thanks, Paul. I always wondered about the origin of that phrase.

          Why is MacBeth called “The Scottish Play?” It was my understanding that it was considered bad luck for an actor to reference the actual title.

          1. Every actor I ever knew had that superstition about the play, and apparently one could get kicked out of the theatre if you said the name, or even quoted a line. Even my English teacher told us about the superstition before we went on a field trip to the theatre.

            I wonder where that whole thing started. Gotta be a good story there.

            1. Wkipedia to the rescue, Ksren. Though, Paul S. may have better stories.

              “One hypothesis for the origin of this superstition is that Macbeth, being a popular play, was commonly put on by theatres in financial trouble, or that the high production costs of Macbeth put theatres in financial trouble, and hence an association was made between a production of Macbeth and theatres going out of business.”

              “Believers have attributed to the curse problems in early productions staged by Shakespeare himself, arson in 1721 by a disgruntled patron, the Astor Place Riot in 1849, injuries sustained by actors at a 1937 performance at The Old Vic that starred Laurence Olivier, Diana Wynyard’s 1948 accidental fall, and burns suffered by Charlton Heston in 1954.[5]

              On December 2, 1964, a fire burned down the D. Maria II National Theater in Lisbon, Portugal. At the time, the play being shown was Macbeth.[6]

              In 1980, a production of Macbeth at The Old Vic starring Peter O’Toole, often referred to as Macdeath, was performed. It was reviewed so badly that the theatre company disbanded shortly after the play.[7]

              Mishaps on the set of his film Opera led director Dario Argento to believe that the film had been affected by the Macbeth curse; the opera being performed within the film is Verdi’s Macbeth.[8][failed verification]

              In 1988, Bulgarian Singer, coach and translator Bantcho Bantchevsky committed suicide during a nationally broadcast matinee of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Macbeth. He propelled himself backwards from a balcony railing at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Square.[9]

              Ari Aster, writer and director of Hereditary, said that during filming, “Alex Wolff told me not to say the name of William Shakespeare’s Scottish play out loud because of some superstitious theater legend. I smugly announced the name, and then one of our lights burst during the shooting of the following scene.””

              1. Thanks, Prairie Rose. That’s pretty cool. I love trivia.

                Horseback riders are very superstitious, too. You never say, “I had a good ride” while still mounted, at least not on a hot horse. If you say anything like, “my horse never colics” or “he’s sound”, you “knock on horse.”

                The last time I fell off, I let the reins out to the buckle and said what a great ride I had. A loose dog burst out of the bushes and rushed up behind us barking at my horse’s feet.

                1. Yikes! Superstitions are sometimes just costumed prudence. 🙂

                  Hope you didn’t get thrown from that excitement! Horses really do not like surprises from behind!

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