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June 17, 2002

Brain Fingerprinting Feature

Last Friday, (June 14, 2002) the CBS network show, 48-Hours,  featured a report on "Brain Fingerprinting." Also known as "computerized knowledge assessment," this law enforcement tool raises the chilling issue of just how far such mentally-invasive techniques could go in government and private sectors.  

 

In the same way that employee drug testing acts to control employee behavior, surveillance in general, affects the way people act. Brain fingerprinting, which claims to directly surveil a person's memories, raises questions such as how your thoughts do or don’t “behave,” how thinking is indirectly controlled under the auspices of monitoring, and, fundamentally, whether a person ought to be obliged to open up their very memories to law enforcement examination. The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics is opposed to compelled brain fingerprinting because it threatens cognitive liberty and violates the sanctity of the mind. Compelled brain fingerprinting intrudes on the individual's right to mental privacy and should not be mandated by courts, governments, corporations, or any other institution.

 

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