Policy conference: Biometric Data and Technology in the UK – Innovation, Opportunities and Regulation
Morning, Thursday 25 February 2016
The conference will focus on advances in biometric data and technology in the UK – examining the key opportunities and challenges for policy and industry.
It will be an early opportunity for policy makers and stakeholders to consider the impact of new Government strategies on forensics and biometrics – scheduled for release at the end of 2015 – 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.
Sessions will bring out latest thinking on the development of biometric technology across a range of sectors in B2B and consumer-focused applications, as well as its future use by government and other public sector organisations – including key regulatory and governance issues.
Areas for discussion include:
- Innovation in consumer biometrics – latest trends in commercial applications and developing consumer acceptability;
- International competition and the UK
- Opportunities for public services;
- Data protection and regulatory challenges
- Policy priorities and government support – priorities ahead for Government’s strategy.
There will be keynote addresses from:
Dr Peter Armstrong, Technical Director, Identity, CESG
Dr Simon Rice, Group Manager (Technology), Information Commissioner’s Office
Andrew Tyrer, Head of Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK.
Further confirmed speakers include:
Professor Louise Amoore, Department of Geography, Durham University
Simon Cole, Chief Constable, Leicestershire Police.