Topics for July’s #biometricchat on Biometric Technology with Steria Group (@steria)

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July's biometric tweet chat on biometric technology welcomes Steria Group to talk about public acceptance of biometric identification management technology

July’s #biometricchat welcomes Steria Group (@Steria and @olemariuss) to talk about the results of their recent European survey on biometric technology.!

When: July 25, 2013 11:00 am EST, 8:00 am PST, 16:00 pm BST, 17:00 pm (CEST), 23:00 pm (SGT), 0:00 (JST)

Where: twubs.com (hashtag #biometricchat)

What: Tweet chat on biometrics industry 

Topics: Results of recent European biometric public acceptance survey, the convenience vs. security of biometrics, USA vs. European view of how biometrics impacts privacy and civil liberties, “passive” biometrics, how vendors can advance public education of biometrics, viability of new biometric modalities

Here are the list of questions that we will cover during our tweet chat on biometric technology  tomorrow July 25th at 11 a.m. EDT (read this post on July’s #biometricchat for more details) with Steria Group (@steria) Representing Steria on the chat will be Ole Marius Steinkjer (@olemariuss):

  1. How do you explain the dichotomy between public acceptance of biometrics for identity cards or passports and the use of biometrics to replace personal identification numbers (PINs)?
  2. While we see “civil liberties” and “privacy” as one of the obstacles to wider use of biometrics in the US, is that the same thing you are seeing in your European survey?
  3. One of the dynamics that appears to be evident is that while people want to guard their biometric data, if they can get to the head of the line (e.g. Clear Me airport security program) they are willing to give up their biometrics.  Can you comment on how convenience and faster transactions might impact the more pervasive use of biometrics?
  4. Some country’s public sector organizations that have collected biometrics for a specific purpose are making them available for use by the private sector to prevent fraud, assure a person’s identity, etc.  Do you believe this is a trend we will see more of?
  5. How will “passive” biometrics like facial recognition, voice recognition and iris at a distance be accepted since it doesn’t require any specific actions by a person for it to be used?
  6. What strategies can biometric vendors deploy to help advance the public’s understanding of biometric identification that may help it to be more acceptable as a replacement for personal identification (PIN) numbers?
  7. What new or forthcoming biometric modalities (e.g. – heartbeat, thermal imaging, gait, DNA, etc.) do you predict has the best chance to become sustainable in the industry? Are there any specific modalities that you feel the public accepts more readily than others?

The biometric technology chat will take place on tomorrow at 11 am EDT, 8:00 am PST, 16:00 pm BST, 17:00 pm (CEST), 23:00 pm (SGT), 0:00 (JST). Please join us and follow the discussion using twubs.com. This site will automatically fill in the chat hashtag at the end of all your tweets, no need to type #biometricchat for each tweet you send.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the chat tomorrow. We will be archiving the discussion and posting it here shortly afterwards. If you have any additional questions you would like to ask Ole Mariuss, please send an email to: marketing @m2sys.com

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on July’s #biometricchat!

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John Trader

John Trader is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager with M2SYS Technology, a recognized industry leader in biometric identity management technology. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA M2SYS Technology's mission is to pioneer the high-tech industry by delivering long-term value to customers, employees and partners through continued innovation and excellence in all aspects of our business. M2SYS continues to innovate, build and bring to market leading-edge biometrics solutions that revolutionize the industry and expand the applicability of biometrics technology in our marketplace. You can view their Web site at www.m2sys.com or contact them via e-mail at info@m2sys.com

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