Committee examines uses of biometric data and technologies

20 November 2014

This session will explore future applications of biometrics, focusing on the science underpinning biometric technologies as well as on some of the legislative and regulatory challenges that these developments may pose. Witnesses are drawn from academia (Panel 1); industry (Panel 2); business and civil liberties groups (Panel 3).


The Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 November 2014 at 9.15am in the Committee Room 15, House of Commons.

At 9.15 am

  • Professor Juliet Lodge, Professor Emeritus, University of Leeds representing the Biometrics Institute
  • Professor Louise Amoore, Professor of Political Geography, Durham University
  • Professor Sue Black, Director, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee

At 9.55 am

  • Sir John Adye, Chairman, Identity Assurance Systems
  • Ben Fairhead, Biometric Systems Engineer, 3M
  • Erik Bowman, Northrop Grumman

At 10.35 am

  • Andrew Tyrer, Head of Enabling Technology, Innovate UK
  • Emma Carr, Director, Big Brother Watch
  • Dr Peter Waggett, Chairman, British Standards Institution Technical Committee IST/44

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