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EAB announces Biometric Data and the GDPR seminar

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The European Association for Biometrics (EAB), Belgian research university KU Leuven and the University of Kent are joining forces to host a seminar on Biometric Data and the GDPR. Major stakeholders will meet at KU Leuven on November 9, 2018 to discuss the impact of GDPR’s legal framework on the processing of biometric data.

Legal and technical academics from the biometrics community, policymakers, governments, businesses and legal professionals will address challenges and share best practices and opportunities. According to the announcement, this conference is a first step towards identifying both obstacles and opportunities that define the way Europe can protect its citizens from threats to privacy and how technology can be used both as a means and an end to accomplish this.

Dr. Els Kindt is the conference chair. Dr. Kindt was recently appointed to the board of the EAB at the last general assembly. Kindt is a renowned expert on European Data Protection law and privacy.

Privacy is one of the four challenges the EAB is addressing with its newly launched strategy, along with migration, digital ID, and inclusion.

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