Morning, Tuesday, 5th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
***Taking Place Online***
Key areas for discussion:
- Oversight and regulatory frameworks for biometric technologies in the UK private and public sectors - as well as enforcement and next steps for policy;
- Latest thinking on commercial opportunities across sectors including transport, finance, security and authentication, and marketing - and the regulatory implications;
- Investment and R&D into biometric technologies in the UK, as well as developing and supporting the UK sector to take advantage of global market growth;
- Legal and ethical issues, looking at data processing and protection - and the question of biases in facial recognition and other biometric technology; and
- Developments in supporting cyber security, and tackling fraud and identity theft, as well as the potential consequences of cyber security breaches involving biometric data.
Why this is relevant: the context:
It takes place with:
- Live facial recognition (LFR) technology figuring in current legal action, and in investigations and regulatory reviews by the Biometrics Commissioner and the ICO;
- Recent reports that the European Commission is considering a ban of up to five years on the use of facial recognition technology in public places;
- The recent announcement by the Metropolitan Police that it is beginning operational use of LFR in London; and
- The Home Office’s Biometrics Strategy and its Biometrics Programme.
- Developing governance for the use of new biometric technologies by government, the public sector, and law enforcement;
- Developing the UK’s commercial biometrics sector - R&D and investment, ethics, and winning public trust;
- Addressing ethical and practical concerns around biometrics and digital identity - privacy, security, and transparency;
- Regulating the handling and use of biometric data in the UK - key priorities and next steps; and
- Case study: deploying facial recognition technology to improve passenger experience and efficiency in an airport setting.
Policy officials attending
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