Biometrics, privacy, progress, and government
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Biometrics, privacy, progress, and government by Rachel B. Jefferson

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Published by Nova Science Publishers in Hauppauge, N.Y .
Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementeditor, Rachel B. Jefferson
LC ClassificationsTK7882.B56 B5853 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24566420M
ISBN 109781607410980
LC Control Number2010016676

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