IBIA Annual Membership Meeting to feature presentation on COVID-19, authoritarianism and biometrics

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IBIA Annual Membership Meeting to feature presentation on COVID-19, authoritarianism and biometrics

The annual membership meeting of The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) will be held on July 17, 2020 through Zoom or by telephone, and feature a presentation from Paul Anstine of Leidos on the risks the current moment holds for the biometrics industry and society in general.

Anstine is Leidos’ vice president and strategic account executive for the Department of Homeland Security portfolio, and will deliver a presentation titled “A Toxic Brew:  Intersection of Covid-19, Authoritarian Urges and Biometrics.” Prior to joining Leidos, he served as Staff Director for the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, and is lead drafter of 12 Public Laws, including Visa Waiver Program reforms.

Topics up for discussion during the main presentation, which will be moderated by IBIA Executive Director Tovah LaDier, include the strength of the “bias” narrative, cavalier operators like Clearview AI, contract tracing, and the need for privacy guardrails, among others.

The initial, public portion of the meeting will begin at 11:30am Eastern with a call-to-order and introduction, followed by Anstine’s presentation, and a brief question and answer session. Following that, the IBIA members-only portion will cover the IBIA’s report, the election of the group’s board and closing remarks.

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