Els Kindt | Legal Researcher and Associate Professor, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law
K.U. Leuven University

Els Kindt, Legal Researcher and Associate Professor, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law, K.U. Leuven University

Els J. Kindt is an associate professor and senior legal researcher with respectively eLaw of Leiden University and the  Centre for  IT and  IP Law (CITIP) of KU Leuven and is recognized as a specialist on legal aspects of biometric technologies.  She published with Springer a  monograph on privacy and data protection issues of biometric applications, and various articles and book chapters on the topic.
She gained her expertise on legal aspects of biometric data processing through close collaboration with engineers and technical experts and policy makers. She has been  collaborating in several national and European research projects, including in the EU projects BioSec, Turbine, Fidelity, FastPass, Eksistenz and currently Victoria and iMars, all funded by the European Commission. She is also coordinating for KU Leuven two international training networks (ITNs) Trespass and Prima (starting 1st January 2020) in which she will be guiding  the research of 4 Ph.D students. 
She currently teaches European Privacy and Data Protection law in the Advanced Master IP and ICT law of the KU Leuven in Brussels and thought until end of 2019  Module 4 of the course ‘Biometrics and Privacy’, an online course (Certificate of Advanced Studies) by Unidistance, Switzerland. She is also an attorney at the Brussels Bar, Belgium.  

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Identity Week London 2020 - Day 2 @ 11:45

Panel: Privacy, Ethics and Consent in Biometrics

The use of biometrics and its impact on civil liberties is perhaps the liveliest issue in the world of biometrics right now. Join experts as they consider how biometrics should be successfully and responsibly used while not infringing on individual rights.
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT

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