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Securing Birth Certificate Documents with DNA Profiles

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Item Summary Tannian, Mark Schweikert, Christina Liu, Ying 2016-12-29T00:57:27Z 2016-12-29T00:57:27Z 2017-01-04
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-0-2
dc.description.abstract The birth certificate is a document used by a person to obtain identification and licensing documents throughout their lifetime. For identity verification, the birth certificate provides limited information to support a person’s claim of identity. Authentication to the birth certificate is strictly a matter of possession. DNA profiling is becoming a commodity analysis that can be done accurately in under two hours with little human intervention. The DNA profile is a superior biometric to add to a birth record because it is stable throughout a person’s life and beyond. Acceptability of universal DNA profiling will depend heavily on privacy and safety concerns. This paper uses the U.S. FBI CODIS profile as a basis to discuss the effectiveness of DNA profiling and to provide a practical basis for a discussion of potential privacy and authenticity controls. As is discussed, adopting DNA profiles to improve document security should be done cautiously.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject biometric
dc.subject birth certificate
dc.subject DNA
dc.subject identity assurance
dc.subject privacy
dc.title Securing Birth Certificate Documents with DNA Profiles
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2017.290
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