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Identification and Surveillance in a Post-COVID19 World

About this event

Even prior to the current pandemic, modern surveillance technologies had experienced an explosion in breadth and capabilities, and the barriers for entry in both cost and technical requirements had been heavily reduced. While these innovations have drawn concerns, criticisms, and in some cases, legislation, the COVID-19 crisis appears to have all but silenced them.

This session will explore:

  • The ways government are looking to surveillance, data analytics and pattern of life analysis to keep citizens safe
  • Issues related to health surveillance, contact tracing, and use of identity information during the COVID-19 crisis
  • The ways surveillance and identity overlap and how their technologies could be intertwined
  • Balancing of the need for autonomy, fairness and non-discrimination, privacy, and trust

This webinar is sponsored by National Security Solutions (NSS), an IDEMIA Company.

Mike Joy, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, National Security Solutions (NSS), an IDEMIA Company, US

Michael Joy is a retired police captain and former commander of the New York City Police Department’s Strategic Technology Division, where he led the development and implementation of all public safety technology platforms. Michael previously served in patrol, crime analysis, intelligence, and counterterrorism roles, leveraging this subject matter expertise to found the IT transformation team that modernized the NYPD’s applications, systems, and infrastructure, bringing the Department into 21st century policing. Currently, Michael is the Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at IDEMIA National Security Solutions, where he leads the company's technical and growth strategies, ensuring that business development, engineering, and delivery efforts are aligned and supporting the overall mission of the organization and the customers it serves.

Kirk Nahra, Partner and Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, WilmerHale, US

Kirk Nahra has been a leading authority on privacy and cybersecurity matters for more than two decades. Indeed, he is one of the few lawyers in the world ranked in Band 1 by Chambers in privacy and data security. Mr. Nahra counsels clients across industries, from Fortune 500 companies to startups, on implementing the requirements of privacy and data security laws across the country and internationally. He also advocates for clients experiencing privacy and security breaches, and represents clients in contract and deal matters, enforcement actions, regulatory investigations and related litigation. Mr. Nahra is best known for his work with health insurers, hospitals, service providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other health care industry participants. He has developed compliance programs, drafted privacy and information security policies, negotiated agreements involving health data, responded to health incidents and defended clients against government investigations.

Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum, US

Pam Dixon is the founder and executive director of the World Privacy Forum, a respected public interest research group focusing on data privacy. Dixon is an author and researcher known for her pioneering work in the area of data brokers, predictive analytics, identity, and biometrics, among other aspects of consumer data privacy and data protection. Dixon has researched and written numerous privacy studies, including substantive biometrics research in India, which formed the basis of a peer-reviewed scholarly article regarding India’s Aadhaar biometric system in relation to EU-US policy. This research was cited in the Supreme Court of India’s landmark Aadhaar privacy ruling in 2018.

John Libert, Physical Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US

John Libert has worked at NIST for over twenty years, variously engaged in developing measurements for assessment of video quality, performance of electronic displays, and biometric image quality. His current primary focus is to develop metrics, protocols, and standard artifacts for the evaluation of contactless fingerprint acquisition devices.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Mike Joy Senior Director of Corporate Strategy @ IDEMIA-NSS

  • Guest speaker
    Pam Dixon Executive Director @ World Privacy Forum

  • Guest speaker
    Kirk Nahra Partner and Co-Chair, Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice @ WilmerHale

  • Guest speaker
    John Libert Physical Scientist @ National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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