connect:ID 2015: Day three

All the conference and exhibition action as connect:ID enters its third day

  1. 4.33pm conference co-chairs : Tovah LaDier, Managing Director,International Biometrics + Identity Association(IBIA) and Science Media Partners Director Mark Lockie are giving their closing remarks on what has been an epic conference and exhibition event.
  2. 4.21pm Miles: Since about 2012 we have seen reductions in budget for basic research. Without that funding, and contined advances, the malevolent actors will continue to catch up. Biometrics is much more successful than it was 10 years, but is there another wave of research and advancement that needs to be made.
  3. 4.19pm Miles: One of the huge challenges is public perception. The public is unaware of advances achieved by biometrics at borders.
  4. 4.16pm Rhodes-Wolfe: Everyday ISIS are using 100k twitter messages today and this bombardment of information only needs one person to hear it. Our responsibility is to track these communications everyday. The very loud message goes out on Twitter, and once it is made, it may move to a more private, encrypted app. This gives us a short time-frame...
  5. 4.09pm Rhodes-Wolfe: Our challenge is the digital identity as it related to terrorist suspects. The FBI's coutner terror role is to be responsible for any terrorist activity or if a US citizen is attacked overseas. The present threat is currently ISIS.
  6. 4.03pm Davis: There is no silver bullet to this problem...
  7. 4.02pm Davis: A real challenge that lies in front of us is real-time integration.
  8. 3.54pm It is a great panel: Here are the details of the contributors: Mark Branchflower, Head of Fingerprint Unit and Face Project, Police Forensic Data Management Sub-Directorate, INTERPOL, France and Albert Davis, Chief, Program Management Office, Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Christopher Miles, Rapid DNA Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Jane Rhodes-Wolfe, Section Chief, Exploitation Threat Section,Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA
  9. 3.53pm The final panel will be addressing the significant topic of identifying malevolent actors to protect homeland security....
  10. 3:16pm Glorioso: Privacy Shield addresses the concerns that the ECJ has raised, we have a draft agreement now with the US but we now have on our side to go through steps to obtain working groups' approval for Privacy Shield. There is also work to be done on the US side, and the DoC has committed to providing resources for this...
  11. 3.12pm Glorioso: Americans do not understand why some categories of data are so sacrosanct - this is because of the history of facism and the way this data was used by regimes in Italy, Germany...
  12. 3.08pm Glorioso: The differences between the approaches to privacy and data exist but are exaggerated. There is also the fact that ultimately there is a certain narrative which present the European approach as based on fundamental rights, but many in Europe insist the US approach is based on commercial interests - a notion that Glorioso has worked hard to dispel..
  13. 3.05pm Kerry: But there are differences that create frictions... These issues play out in cybersecurity, privacy, but fundamentally there is common ground.
  14. 3.03pm Kerry: EU and the US have common root and notions of privacy
  15. 2.59pm Here are the details of this impressive panel: : Gilad Rosner, Founder, Internet of Things PrivacyForum, Visiting Researcher at Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute,Member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, Spain and Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor, Digital Economy / Cyber Delegation of theEuropean Union to the USA and Cameron F. Kerry, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin, USA
  16. 2.58pm Now we are getting some insight on contrasting US/EU visions on privacy
  17. 2.55pm for a great article on related matters by Emerick: See here
  18. 2.51pm Emerick: Using biometrics could help as aging impacts on health
  19. 2:49pm: "For seniors, healthcare is the killer app"
  20. 2.46pm Emerick: Smartphone use among seniors has reached 27% in 2015, from 11% in 2011
  21. 2.45pm In a contrast, Kelli Emerick, Executive Director, Secure IDCoalition is now giving details on seniors' technology adoption
  22. 2.44pm Some fascinating insights into the demands of millenials by Sutherland - wish I was one! (A millenial, that is)
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