FTC Workshop on Facial Recognition Technology

Workshop on Facial Recognition Technology

Federal Trade Commission
December 8, 2011
Updated info: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/11/facefacts.shtm

A workshop exploring facial recognition technology and the privacy and security implications raised by its increasing use.

Facial recognition technology has been adopted in a variety of new contexts, ranging from online social networks to digital signs and mobile apps. Its increased use has raised a variety of privacy concerns. The FTC workshop will gather consumer protection organizations, academics, business and industry representatives, privacy professionals, and others to examine the use of facial recognition technology and related privacy and security concerns. The workshop is free and open to the public.


8:30 am Registration

9:30 am Welcome & Introductory Remarks: Chairman Jon Leibowitz

10:00 am Panel 1 - Facial Detection & Recognition Technology: How Does It Work?

Moderator: Edward W. Felten, Chief Technologist, FTC

Panelists: Ralph Gross, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. P. Jonathon Phillips, Electronic Engineer, NIST

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Panel 2 - Facial Detection: Uses and Ramifications

Mark Eichorn, Assistant Director,
Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC

Manas Mohapatra, Attorney,
Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC

Fred Carter, Senior Policy & Technology Advisor,
Information and Privacy Commissioner's Office, Ontario, Canada
Andrew Cummins, Chief Strategy Officer, SceneTap
Harley Geiger, Policy Counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology
Beth Givens, Director, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Jai Haissman, Founder & CEO, Affective Interfaces
Brian Huseman, Senior Policy Counsel, Intel Corporation

12:00 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Remarks: Commissioner Julie Brill

1:30 pm Panel 3 - Facial Recognition: What's Possible Now and What Does the Future Hold?

Moderators: Amanda Koulousias, Attorneys, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC

Jessica Lyon, Attorneys,
Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC

Panelists: Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Chris Conley, Technology & Civil Liberties Fellow, ACLU of Northern California
Gil Hirsch, Co-founder and CEO, face.com
Benjamin Petrosky, Product Counsel, Google Inc.

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Panel 4 - Facial Detection & Recognition: Exploring the Policy Implications
Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director,
Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC

Laureen Kapin, Counsel for International Consumer Protection
Office of International Affairs, FTC

Panelists: Joseph J. Atick, Ph.D., Vice Chairman, International Biometrics & Identification Association
Daniel Caron, Legal Counsel, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum
Erin Egan, Senior Privacy Advisor & Director, Privacy, Facebook
John Verdi, Senior Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center
Dr. Simon Rice, Principal Policy Adviser (Technology), Information Commissioner's Office, United Kingdom
Daniel J. Solove, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

4:30 pm Closing Remarks: Jessica Rich, Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC

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