Program Schedule

August 9, 2017

9.00 a.m. Katina Michael, Welcome and Introductory Comments

9.10 a.m. Keynote: Privacy and Surveillance-based Biometrics, John S. Kendall, Director, Border and National Security Program, Global Public Sector, Unisys

10.00 a.m. Session 1: Intelligent Systems and Behavioural Biometrics and Standards

The Current State for Intelligent Systems, Rustom Kanga, CEO, iOmniscient

Current Biometric Standards - Large and Small, Steve Wilson, Lockstep

11.00 a.m. Morning tea (downstairs)

11.30 a.m. Session 2: Biometrics and Applied Data Ethics

Emerging Concerns for Responsible Data Analytics: Trust, Fairness, Transparency and Discrimination, Peter Leonard, Principal, Data Synergies

Elizabeth Tydd, NSW Information Commissioner and Open Data Advocate

Lyria Bennett Moses, UNSW Law School and Data to Decisions CRC

Neil Soderlund, CEO, Quantium Health Outcomes

12.30 p.m. LUNCH

1.30 p.m. Session 3: Biometrics, Crime and Security

Developments in DNA (i.e. phenotyping), Marcus Smith, Centre for Law and Justice, Charles Sturt University, 20 min

Emerging Areas in Behavioural Biometrics and Issues of Regulation, Monique Mann, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, 20 min

The Deployment and Emerging Use of Biometrics in the State of Queensland, Philip Green, QLD Privacy Commissioner, 10 min


2.30 p.m. Session 4: Biometrics, Regulation and the Law

Biometrics as 'RegTech', Roger Clarke, Xamax Consultancy

3.00 p.m. Session 5: New Technologies, New Problems, New Solutions

Skeeves Stevens and Shanti Korporaal, Welcome to the Future, The Future Faqtory (30 minutes)

Open Discussion chaired by Philip J. Chmielewski, Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Loyola Marymount University (25 minutes)

3.55 p.m. Wrap Up: Katina Michael

4.00 p.m. Close

Biometrics, Regulation and the Law

Abstract: The term 'RegTech' emerged in 2016 as a means of adding sex-appeal to the application of technology to compliance responsibilities, in particular those of corporations in the financial services sector. This presentation adopts a broader vision of technology applied to regulation, arguing that RegTech is needed in all sectors, and that it's essential to consider the perspectives not only of the regulatees, but also of the regulators, and of the intended beneficiaries of the regulatory activity.

The question addressed in the session is to what extent can biometrics play a role in RegTech. It's necessary to take a realistic view of the nature of biometric technologies, of the categories of application that they can be put to, and of the array of real-world challenges that confront those applications. There may be scope for biometric applications in RegTech, but far less than enthusiasts would like to believe.

Biography: Roger Clarke is an independent consultant in the strategic and policy implications of advanced information technologies, with a particular focus on eBusiness, information infrastructure, and dataveillance and privacy. He is a Visiting Professor in Computer Science at the ANU, and a Visiting Professor in Law at UNSW.  He has also held Visiting Professorships at the University of Hong Kong (2002-07), the University of Bern, and the University of Linz.  He holds Honours and Masters degrees in Commerce (IS) from UNSW, and a PhD from the ANU.  He was made a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (FACS) in 1986, and of the international Association for Information Systems (FAIS) in 2012.  In 2009, he was awarded only the second Australian Privacy Medal, after Justice Michael Kirby. He has spent many years on the Board of the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF), including as Chair 2006-14, and on the Advisory Board of Privacy International (PI).  He has also served variously as a Director, Secretary and Chair of several companies, of Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), and of the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU), including as Secretary 2012-15.

Full paper here