Focus on Biometrics

Implementing PAS 92 – Code of practice for the use of biometric systems

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Focus on Biometrics

London 22 June 2011
BSI Communication Event

Biometric technologies, such as automated face recognition, fingerprint verification and iris scans, are set to play an increasingly important role in a number of sectors.

However, as the use of biometric recognition systems increases, there are uncertainties as to how these should be applied.

By attending this complimentary introduction event for the PAS 92 we can help you ensure you implement biometric technologies successfully.

By attending this half-day event you will:

  • Find out about PAS 92 and how it can help you to implement successful biometric technologies
  • Gain an insight into the regulatory view of biometric systems and how to comply with legal aspects of biometrics use
  • Hear case studies on the successful implementation of biometrics systems
  • Discover the future direction of biometrics systems

Who is this event relevant to?
This event will benefit all of those responsible for implementing biometrics technologies including:

  • Security Advisors
  • Facility Managers
  • CEOs
  • Security Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Heads of Security Systems
  • Risk Managers.

The event will also be of interest to those already supplying biometrics solutions, as you will gain a better understanding of the concerns your prospective customers may have, and how PAS 92 may act as a shared reference document of good practice.

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9:30-9:40 Chairman’s Introduction
Dr Peter Waggett, Emerging Technology, IBM

9:40-10:05 Privacy and legal considerations for developing biometrics systems

  • Complying with the Data Protection Act
  • Legal obligations and guidance
  • Challenges

Jonathan Bamford, Head of Strategic Liaison, Information Commissioner’s Office

10:05-10:30 Introducing PAS 92 - Code of practice for the use of biometric systems

  • Why standards matter
  • Why PAS 92 was developed
  • Scope and overview of PAS 92 (what it is and what is it not)

Marek Rejman-Greene, Senior Biometrics Adviser (Deputy Director), Home Office

10:30 – 10:55 The role of Biometrics in policing 

  • Background on the NPIA - who we are and what we do
  • The national fingerprint system (IDENT1) - what it is and what it does
  • Mobile Identification - delivering a national mobile biometric capability to the police
  • Key points to consider when procuring biometric systems

Geoff Whitaker, Chief Technology Officer, Biometrics  Police Science and Forensics,  National Policing Improvement Agency

10:55 - 11:05 – Q&A

11:05-11:20 – Morning tea and coffee

11:20 – 11:45 Biometrics in the construction industry

  • Hand geometry as the most common form of biometrics in the construction industry
  • Why biometrics are introduced to the construction industry
  • Generating reports and attaching valuable data to a persons identity
  • Future of biometrics in the construction market

Nick Wilkinson, Construction Business Unit Manager, Human Recognition Systems 

11:45 – 12:10 Case Study: Experience of usability

Dr Fred Preston, Senior Director, Identity and Security Solutions, Morpho UK Ltd

12:10 – 12:35  Face the future

  • Overview of face recognition
  • Issues for clients considering an installation
  • Benefits of well implemented systems
  • Key lessons learnt. 

Hugh Carr-Archer, Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Computer Services Ltd

12:35-12:45 Q&A

12:45 Chairman’s closing remarks

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About PAS 92 - Code of practice for the use of biometric systems

Stolen passwords, forgotten passes, forgery; the benefits of biometrics to confirm identity is being increasingly realised.

However with many technologies to choose from suiting different purposes, using different physical and behavioural information with unique privacy concerns, how can you make sure you get it right? PAS 92 can address this as the ‘one-stop’ document giving you practical recommendations and a checklist for the successful procurement, implementation and operation of biometrics systems. Use of The Code of Practice can also give reassurance to your customers and stakeholders that you are aligned with best practice.

Ensuring you comply with the legislation

PAS 92 also includes:

  • How the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 are relevant to you when operating a biometric system
  • What your responsibilities are under the Equality Act 2010 when collecting people’s biometric data

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