FPF Training: Biometrics - Head to Toe

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When:  Jun 6, 2023 from 11:00 to 13:00 (ET)

Biometric technologies measure physical characteristics and apply statistical analysis to identify an individual, verify identity, or make related inferences. Biometrics are often used to unlock smartphones, access bank accounts, travel, and enter physical workspaces. Biometric systems can increase security and enhance products. At the same time, they rely on highly sensitive information, can create serious privacy risks, and raise important questions about compliance with legal, ethical, and business frameworks.

The Biometrics session will cover topics including:

  • How biometrics systems work, including definitions, technology processes, and common systems such as facial recognition, fingerprints, voice, and behavioral characterization;
  • The benefits and risks, including efficiencies, potential harms, and privacy considerations;
  • Common commercial applications of the technology in healthcare, advertising, employment, and education contexts; and
  • Social and ethical considerations, including law enforcement uses, regulatory frameworks, and standards setting initiatives.

This training will be a live virtual session.