|Facial recognition is a common example of a biometric technique and attracts the attention of privacy regulators to its use in public areas, such as railway stations and to help verify identity. Meanwhile companies are increasingly using voice or facial recognition and other biometric techniques in a variety of commercial and employment related contexts such as attendance in the workplace and fraud prevention in financial services.
The objective of this Roundtable is for companies to exchange experience on how they are implementing and using biometric techniques in different scenarios and plan to use them in the future. While the technology is constantly developing, the question facing companies, as always, is just because a technique can be developed, what are, and should be, the legal and ethical constraints on its use? Informing customers and staff of use of biometric techniques is necessary and has a preventative role. What would privacy regulators regard as achieving a fair balance between use of a technique to reduce fraud and fairness to customers? How have different companies approached this subject?
Privacy Laws & Business, hosted by Macquarie Group, is facilitating a Roundtable immediately after Data Protection Day 2020, to learn about the latest tech developments in this field and explore current practice to assess what is not only lawful but also learn about fair collection and use of personal data in different company contexts.