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Frank Smith | Former Deputy Director
Home Office | United Kingdom

Frank Smith, Former Deputy Director, Home Office

Planet Biometrics - Day 2: Securing Identity at the Border
"Border and identity technology - Continuing the revolution"

  • Multiple innovations have arisen in identity, biometrics and border security - machine readable passports, secure chips, e-gates, mobile technology...
  • What lessons can we draw from these developments?
  • What new directions are we heading towards next? e.g. identity technology expanding from borders to airports generally, bigger and better biometric systems + integration across the organisation, AI, big data, 5G and its implications, LDS-2 and Digital Travel Credentials (DTC)...
  • What questions should we be thinking about, taking emerging trends and recent experience into account?

Frank Smith has had a varied career in the UK Home Office including work in biometrics, document security and mobile solutions; policy and legislation; and he has been Private Secretary to the Minister for Immigration. His work has covered law enforcement, business strategy and international engagement. He has also served on the front-line of border control in France for UK Border Force.

Frank continues to chair ENLETS Mobile, the EU working group on mobiles for police and borders. He has undertaken assignments for the Biometrics Institute and the Secure Identity Alliance, for whom he was lead author of a recent guide to border security, Strong Identity, Strong Borders.


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