Biometrics for development: a conversation around ethics and privacy

Biometrics for development: a conversation around ethics and privacy

Biometrics for development: a conversation around ethics & privacy
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November 24, 2020, 15-16:30 GMT

Biometrics are increasingly commonplace in global development: the potential for increasing transparency and effectiveness are significant and it is hard to imagine a future where their use is not common place across the sector.

COVID19 has accelerated the adoption of biometrics. Discussions around immunity passports and effective vaccine distribution in particular have highlighted the potential of this technology. However, there are concerns around the privacy and ethics of using biometrics, especially with vulnerable populations in fragile contexts.

This Simprints webinar will gather experts and thought leaders from the fields of biometrics, global development, humanitarian aid, data protection, and human rights. Together, they will share their experience, dig into concerns, and discuss whether and how biometrics can be used to improve the livelihoods of those who need it most.

This event is aimed at global development professionals and government officials contemplating the use of biometrics for their programmes and keen to do so in the most appropriate and ethical way.

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