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IBIA symposium to examine concerns about facial recognition technology


The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is hosting a symposium tomorrow at the National Press Club in Washington DC to examine the validity of the central concerns that have been raised about facial recognition technology.

IDEMIA SVP and GM of Public Security Donnie Scott will provide IBIA comments on facial recognition and the benefits to the public and will introduce keynote speaker Professor Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro professor of Public Interest Law with George Washington University Law School and a nationally recognized legal scholar.

Session One is titled ‘Facial Recognition: Facts v. Hype’ and will be moderated by James Loudermilk, senior director of innovation and customer solutions at IDEMIA National Security Solutions. Featured speakers include: Patrick Grother, NIST scientist and co-chair of NIST’s International Face Performance Conference; Michael King, associate professor, School of Computing, Computer Engineering and Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology, and; Nicole Spaun, senior principal biometric expert at IDEMIA National Security Solutions.

Session Two is titled ‘Policy Trumps Technology Hype’ is moderated by Ramsey Billups, VP of NORAM Biometrics at Gemalto Cogent. Featured speakers include: Benji Hutchinson, VP of Federal Operations at NEC Corporation of America and adjunct professor at George Mason University; Brenda Leong, senior counsel and director of strategy at Future of Privacy Forum, and; Alan McQuinn, senior policy analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

According to Tovah LaDier, IBIA managing director, “IBIA is excited for the opportunity to present this symposium to help the public better understand the benefits of facial recognition as the technology becomes widely used and accepted.”

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