Mobile, Biometrics and Consumer Privacy: Shutting Pandora’s Box

Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016 

Stewart Room, CIPP/E, Global Head, Data Protection and Cyber Security, PwC Legal; Todd Thiemann, VP Marketing, Nok Nok Labs

Organizations with consumer-facing mobile applications are embracing biometrics as a compelling method to authenticate consumers. Privacy professionals need to understand the privacy implications posed by using biometrics such as fingerprint sensors, face recognition and eye recognition as well as future biometric modalities. Cloud security professionals need to keep pace as lines of businesses embrace biometric authentication. To address these needs, the industry has come together to establish authentication protocols for better overall user experience, security and privacy protection. Here, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of mobile biometrics technology, methods of authenticating consumers and emerging authentication standards, and hear clear direction on how best to navigate the fast-changing mobile biometric technology landscape, from both the privacy and security perspectives.

What you’ll take away:

  • Consumer mobile applications and biometric authentication privacy issues
  • Emerging standards for mobile device and browser authentication
  • How to leverage new standards to maximize privacy and security while delivering a superior mobile consumer experience