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What is or isn't OK when it comes to the use of biometric technologies?
Launch event for the final report of the Citizens' Biometrics Council – findings and recommendations.

Join the Ada Lovelace Institute on Tuesday 30 March 2021, at 14:00 - 15:00 BST, for a webinar to launch the report from our Citizens’ Biometrics Council, which was established to bring public voice into the debate on technologies that collect and process biometric data.

Throughout 2020, Ada has undertaken work to develop a deeper understanding of societal, ethical and legal conditions for the responsible use of emerging biometric technologies. This included including commissioning an independent review of biometric data governance, and convening the Citizens’ Biometrics Council, which between February and October 2020, brought together a diverse group of 50 members of the UK public, to participate in over 60 hours of in-person and online workshops.

The Council considered evidence about technologies that collect and process biometric data, heard from experts from a range of backgrounds, and took part in a facilitated discussion around the question: what is or isn’t OK when it comes to the use of biometric technologies?

The report sets out the process undertaken by the Council, the themes that emerged from their discussions and their recommendations to government, policymakers and technology developers.

These recommendations, as well as the Council’s broader findings, articulate the conditions for more trustworthy uses of biometric technologies in society, and make clear what uses are less acceptable to members of the public.

- Reema Patel (Head of Public Engagement, Ada Lovelace Institute)


-Aidan Peppin (Senior Researcher, Ada Lovelace Institute)
- Ali Shah (Head of Technology Policy, Information Commissioners Office)
- Alistair Clarke (member of the Citizens’ Biometrics Council)
- Gemma Roberts (member of the Citizens’ Biometrics Council).

Mar 30, 2021 02:00 PM in London

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