Privacy and security in focus at connect:ID 2016

Mar 14, 2016: Washington DC

With the global proliferation of next-generation identity technology enabling new levels of empowerment, interaction, and security, it is more important than ever that personal data, including biometrics, are fully secure and that privacy matters are at the core of any decision making process.

connect:ID 2016 is putting privacy and security matters at the heart of this year’s conference – recognizing the importance that these issues have in an increasingly connected world, where identity technology is an essential but sometimes neglected ingredient.

Read on below to discover some of the speeches and debates that put security and privacy in the limelight...

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Biometrics: Privacy threat or privacy enabler? Jules Polonetsky, CEO and Executive Director of the Future of Privacy Forum will be delivering a keynote speech framing the privacy debate with regard to biometrics, looking at the concerns motivating critics of biometrics and advising how companies can respond.

How will tomorrow’s security stay one step ahead? In his keynote speech, Senior Director of Strategic Development at Qualcomm, Bill Maheu, will discuss the necessity for strong, integrated security solutions as cyber threats expand globally and exponentially and how the focused, deliberate collaboration and convergence of mobile, biometrics and security is urgent and imperative.

SPECIAL TOPIC: US/EU visions on privacy: Contrasting approaches. Practical implications… Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor, Digital Economy/Cyber Delegation of the European Union to the USA and Cameron F. Kerry, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin, will debate the US and EU's contrasting approaches to privacy and the ramifications for the wider world. 

Identity and cybersecurity: Ensuring reliability and building trust in today’s digitally connected world During this session, Kabir Kasargod of Qualcomm will look at designing cyber security for the next decade and beyond, with end-users needing a robust, trusted environment that preserves their safety, security, and privacy.

Stanton Gatewood, Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Georgia, will share experiences and insights about utilizing trusted identities in an online environment and highlight how personally identifiable information must be treated with extreme care. 

PANEL: Mobile devices, wearables, IOT: Privacy and security considerations This panel will consider the emerging legal and ethical issues surrounding consumer-generated data and biometrics from wearables and mobile devices. 

PANEL: Biometrics in education: Privacy and lessons learnedThis panel will look at case studies of biometrics used in education and some unintended consequences along with the challenges and benefits of future use.

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About the HUBs
From borders to banks, law enforcement to education - and many other applications besides - biometricID:HUB will examine the new paradigm within which biometric technology now exists, alongside often sensitive policy issues. View agenda
From simplifying payment or access to online content, to using eGovernment services,mobileID:HUB will explore the latest technologies, business models, opportunities and challenges in this fast-moving environment.
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secureID:HUB will delve into identity and document fraud; examine secure credential production (including intelligent document design, manufacture and personalization); and look at the future of secure identity solutions.
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connect:ID 2016 Expo

The connect:ID 2016 EXPO is our largest yet, with more than 70 leading identity companies, government departments, and associations already confirmed as exhibitors.

The EXPO is free to visit - just register online to network with nearly 1,000 attendees and discover all the latest trends and innovations in the industry.

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