Ted Dunstone | Chair, Technical Committee
Biometrics Institute

Ted Dunstone, Chair, Technical Committee, Biometrics Institute

Dr. Ted Dunstone has been involved with biometrics and authentication for over twenty-five years, both academically and commercially, he is regarded internationally as an expert in biometric systems particularly for immigration, border control, and government systems. He has been involved in the delivery of major projects around the world including UK Home Office, Frontex (European Border Agency), IOM, Australian Home Affairs as well as in the Asia Pacific region. .
Dr. Dunstone founded the Biometrics Institute in 2001, a not-for-profit organisation engaged in research, analysis and education for biometric users, vendors and government agencies. He is also the CEO of Biometix, a vendor-independent consulting company.


Identity Week Asia Day 1 @ 16:50

Public Perceptions and Good Practice: How to Implement Biometrics Responsibly

Recent news on biometrics has raised concerns about the use of the technology, in particular Facial Recognition (FR). According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in only four years, facial recognition software got 20 times better at searching a database to find a matching photograph. The use of machine-learning software has contributed to this development and concerns over AI and ethics have also begun to occupy the headlines. With such speed of development, it is nearly impossible for regulators, legislators or standards developers to keep at pace. It is therefore even more important for the biometrics community to agree on recommended good practices for biometrics and help clear up some of the myths around the technology that have contributed to the heated debate.This panel of experts will discuss:·What are some of the good news stories around biometrics especially in a law enforcement and border management context? ·What “myths-information” do we need to clear up to address some of the fear around biometrics?·Do we need regulation of FR? How do we address total bans? ·Are there differences in how we approach different use cases e.g. in law enforcement, on smart phones or in social media? What are the benefits versus the risks?·What good practices are already available and how can organisations put these into use?
last published: 07/Oct/19 05:05 GMT

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