Research Project

Public Responses to Identity Management, Practices and Technologies

About us

Professor Aletta Norval is lead investigator on an interdisciplinary project investigating the controversy around identity cards, the use of biometrics for identification, issues of personal privacy and data protection, and what the future holds for identity management.

The £1.36m IMPRINTS project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), focuses on why people accept some new technologies but not others. The project has been hailed as a 'big idea of the future' by RCUK.