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On the Pulse Conversation: What are the consequences of and controls for biometrics in the real world?

23 February

Online, and on demand


23 February 2022


09.00 London | 17:00 Singapore | 20:00 Sydney | 22:00 Wellington


60 minutes


Webex online platform – Live and on demand


The Biometrics Institute aims to deliver content to its members in a timely and concise format. The past 18 months have demonstrated that the online meeting place allows our members to connect globally and discuss important topics as and when the conversation is most needed.

Social implications of new use cases for biometrics: What are the consequences of and controls for biometrics in the real world?

Ramifications in the real world is a topic covered in our State of Biometrics Report. and was voted as a topic of high interest at the 2021 Biometrics Institute Congress.

What does the existence of biometric technology (and the potential future widespread availability thereof) mean for a world embracing digital identity?

What is certain is that biometrics have an important role to play and what we can influence is that the technology serves us humans rather than exploits us. This session will look at the following areas:

  • Widespread availability of facial recognition – what are the implications of that?
  • Mobile inclusion – what does that mean for people without mobile devices?
  • Digital surveillance – how do we manage that concern?
  • Identity recovery – what do we need to consider?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Brett Feldon, Head of Digital Identity Group, Biometrics Institute
  • Darren Bark, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Australia and Director, Biometrics Institute
  • Mick O’Connell, Member of Future Direction Group, Biometrics Institute
  • Steven Wright, Principal Policy Adviser, High Priority Inquiries – Policy Projects, UK Information Commissioner’s Office and Member of Future Direction Group, Biometrics Institute
  • Ted Dunstone, Co-head of Technology and Innovation Group, Biometrics Institute


Biometrics Institute members can register for the live event by emailing nicky@biometricsinstitute.org.
The conversation will be available to all members on demand after the live event, and there is no need to register for this.

If you are not a member but are interested in registering, please email michelle@biometricsinstitute.org to find out more.


If a member would like to participate in one of these conversations as a speaker (at no cost), please email carolyn@biometricsinstitute.org your request outlining the viewpoint you would like to present. This should be a short paragraph of about 100 words or four bullet points. We will then review the submissions to ensure a balanced discussion representing different viewpoints. This could be a perspective from a supplier or user or presenting pros and cons on the subject.

If we receive multiple submissions, we reserve the right to choose the ones we feel are most suitable for the session.