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Inquiry status: concluded
The Science and Technology Committee launches an inquiry into the potential use and collection of biometric data and whether regulations in this emerging field are adequate. The inquiry looks at how technologies relying on biometric data to authenticate identity have been used predominately by Government authorities for security purposes, such as protecting computer network access, countering fraud and aspects of UK border security. It will also look at how commercial organisations are starting to play a greater role in both developing and using biometric data and technologies.
Committee published Government Response on Wednesday 16 September
Science and Technology Committee reports on Government on-going failure to publish biometrics strategy
The Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2014–15, Current and future uses of biometric data and technologies, will be published on Saturday 7 March at 00.01 am
Committee look at facial recognition software and take evidence from Lord Bates
This is the first of two evidence sessions examining biometric data and technologies.
Science and Technology Committee launches an inquiry into the potential use and collection of biometric data