New Zealand's Office of the Privacy Commissioner is exploring a Code of Practice for Biometrics. Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster said the office received 100 submissions to a consultation paper on privacy regulation of biometrics released in August, showing "a real high level of interest." Concerns included protections of such sensitive information and discriminatory impacts of biometrics use. "It is fair to say there were mixed views on the most appropriate type of intervention, but what was clear is that something more needs to be done," Webster said, adding a public consultation period is anticipated.
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