16 August 2023
Biometrics Institute opens conversation on AI, biometrics, privacy and ethics to all
The Biometrics Institute will host an open online On The Pulse (OTP) Conversation on AI, biometrics, privacy and ethics on September 13, 2023, from 07:30 – 08:30 BST (London). The conversation is usually reserved for Institute members, but due to the importance of the debate, this OTP conversation is open to the public. Non-members must email the Institute to register.
The conversation will explore key considerations for the responsible and ethical use of AI and biometrics, including what guardrails may be needed to protect people’s privacy, and what regulators and policy makers should consider. The conversation will also address the challenge of terminology, where AI and biometrics intersect, and how the Biometrics Institute’s Privacy Guidelines and Ethical Principles for Biometrics can help.
The OTP will be moderated by Terry Aulich, Head of Privacy Expert Group (PEG) at the Biometrics Institute, and will feature panellists Brett Feldon, Advisory Council Member at the Biometrics Institute; Elizabeth Coombs, Human Rights, Privacy, Governance & Regulation at Lloyd and Coombs; Beatriz Ruiz-Beato, Biometrics Institute Privacy and Policy Expert Group Member; and Tuli Faas, Biometrics Institute Privacy and Policy Expert Group Member.
“The use of AI and biometrics is rapidly evolving, and it is important to have a conversation about the responsible and ethical use of these technologies. This conversation will bring together experts from a variety of fields to discuss the key issues and challenges, and to develop recommendations for how to ensure that AI and biometrics are used in a way that people’s privacy and rights are protected.” Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute.
What to expect in the future: AI, biometrics, privacy and ethics
In addition to the panellists, Biometrics Institute members will also be sharing their viewpoints on AI, biometrics, privacy and ethics.
“These viewpoints will help to inform the conversation and to develop recommendations for how to ensure the responsible and ethical use of AI and biometrics.” Terry Aulich, Head of Privacy Expert Group (PEG).
The Three Laws of Biometrics emphasise that policy should come first, followed by process, and then technology. This On the Pulse Conversation echoes that and is an opportunity to learn from the experts and share your own insights on how biometrics and AI can be used responsibly to improve our lives. Together, we can shape a future where these technologies are used for good, not for harm.
About the Biometrics Institute:
The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international membership organisation for biometric users and other interested parties. It was established in 2001 to promote the responsible and ethical use of biometrics and has offices in London and Sydney.
The member register which represents a global and diverse multi-stakeholder community now lists over 200 membership organisations from 34 countries. It includes banks, airlines, government agencies, biometric experts, privacy experts, suppliers, academics and 10 Observers representing United Nations agencies, IGOs and European Union institution.
The Biometrics Institute connects the global biometrics community. It shares knowledge with its members and key stakeholders and most importantly, develops good practices and thought leadership for the responsible, ethical and effective use of biometrics.
For more information, please email Marco Lombardi.