Subject: Science and Technology Committee Press Release No.36: Evidence hearing
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Subject: Science and Technology Committee Press Release No.36: Evidence hearing


Select Committee Announcement

No. 36 (14-15): 20 November 2014


Evidence hearing  Current and future uses of biometric data and technologies

Wednesday 26 November 2014
Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster


This is the first of two evidence sessions examining biometric data and technologies.


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).


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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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