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Saturday, August 22 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Unmasking the Avengers: Shifting Roles of Facial Recognition

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Your voice may be your password, but what happens when it’s your face and there’s a data breach or the data is wrong? What happens to your privacy and security when all of the data is right?

No longer solely for use by protestors or comic book characters, facial recognition algorithms are racing to adjust for the increased use of facial masks in public. Caught up between protests and COVID19 are cellular data and biometric data sets, shared with and utilized by law enforcement in often unintended ways. A growing number of public/private partnerships are providing law enforcement access to large data pools. Information that in some cases is incorrect. We’ll take a deeper dive into how privately collected location sharing and facial recognition data is being increasingly leveraged by government and law enforcement.

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Elizabeth Wharton

SCYTHE, Speaker
Elizabeth (Liz) Wharton is a technology-focused business and public policy attorney who has advised researchers, startups, and policymakers at the federal, state, and local level. She is the Chief of Staff at SCYTHE as well as a member of the Technology & Innovation Council with Business... Read More →
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Suchismita Pahi

Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Rally Health, Inc.
Suchi Pahi is a data privacy and cybersecurity attorney with a passion for tech. Her goal at conferences is to make privacy and cybersecurity law more accessible and transparent for people who are directly impacted by these legal frameworks, and to explore new developments on the... Read More →

Saturday August 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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