The Future for Biometric Data & Technology in the UK
The event will be an early opportunity for policymakers and stakeholders to consider the impact of new Government strategies on forensics and biometrics – scheduled for release at the end of the year – which are expected to focus on the future use and retention of biometric data, issues in relation to public engagement and data security, as well as identifying gaps in current legislation.
Areas for discussion include;
* Innovation in consumer biometrics – latest trends in commercial applications and developing consumer acceptability, particularly in areas such as wearable devices, travel and mobile payments;
* International competition and the UK – priorities for attracting investment, and developing an effective framework for research, funding and supporting start-ups;
* Opportunities for public services – perspectives on the future use of biometrics in Government services such as law enforcement, criminal justice, national security and the military;
* Data protection and regulatory challenges – latest thinking on the retention and ownership of data, preventing identity theft, and improving public trust and engagement; and
* Policy priorities and government support – priorities ahead for Government strategy, including issues in relation to the use and retention of biometrics, security standards and data loss.
The conference will bring together
policymakers and regulators with senior stakeholders representing biometric systems, and other major interests in identity assurance technology and data protection, together with their
technical, legal and economic advisors, alongside software providers, security and regulatory experts, lawyers, business groups, consumer bodies and campaign groups.