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Biometrics post-pandemic: How to balance advances with data privacy

September 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

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In this webcast, panelists discuss how private and public organizations can make sure that data collected through biometrics remains secure.

Related topics COVID-19 Cybersecurity Risk

The COVID-19 crisis has transformed our world from all perspectives, and cybersecurity has become a key enabler both for individuals and for organizations alike. This new reality has encouraged the use of innovative technologies to adapt to the changing circumstances, and biometrics in particular have become more and more relevant.

Similar to other technology solutions, biometrics have had to advance during this pandemic to support a different approach to interconnecting: reducing physical interactions and limiting access to locations. As biometrics evolve, further challenges arise on how to balance technology and privacy when the data collection goes beyond the biometric measurements.

How can private and public organizations be sure that the data collected through biometrics remains secure and is used for the correct purposes during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond?

In this webcast, we will discuss topics such as:

  • Biometrics in a pre- and post-pandemic world
    • Contactless biometric technology trends
    • With fewer data points (polygons) when facial masks are used, how reliable are facial biometrics for authentication?
  • What are the impacts on data privacy for applications that use biometrics as part of the authentication mechanism?
  • What is the impact on data retention?
  • What are the key considerations companies should keep in mind regarding biometrics and data privacy?


  • Raddad Ayoub​, EY EMEIA Risk and Cybersecurity Leader


  • Tony de Bos, EY Global & EMEIA Data Protection and Privacy Leader
  • Angela Saverice-Rohan, EY Americas Privacy Leader
  • Kaushal Patel, EY Americas Cyber Innovation and Engineering Leader
  • Hari Rajmohan, EY Americas Digital Cyber Technology and Engineering Leader

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