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Biometrics[edit | edit source]

Covert is

[a]n instance in which biometric samples are being collected at a location that is not known to bystanders. An example of a covert environment might involve an airport checkpoint where face images of passengers are captured and compared to a watchlist without their knowledge.[1]

General[edit | edit source]

Covert means concealed, secret or disguised.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics, Biometrics Glossary, at 7 (Sept. 14, 2006) (full-text).

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