Technological advancements allow biometric applications to be more
omnipresent than in any other time before. This paper argues that in the
current EU data protection regulation, classification applications using
biometric data receive less protection compared to biometric recognition. We
analyse preconditions in the regulatory language and explore how this has the
potential to be the source of unique privacy risks for processing operations
classifying individuals based on soft traits like emotions. This can have high
impact on personal freedoms and human rights and therefore, should be subject
to data protection impact assessment.

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