AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour and BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation would like to cordially invite you to our joint webinar "How safe is biometric data and what impact does it have on AI regulation?"
The use of biometric data like finger scans, facial or voice recognition is growing exponentially. Voices from all industries have been proclaiming for years that the ease and uniqueness of biometric data make it ideal to replace passwords. Consumers are being pushed towards using them for all kinds of applications, particularly on their phones.
But a new study by AK and the Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA, from the Austrian Academy of Sciences) questions how safe the use of biometric data really is. The risk of identity theft still exists. The researchers say that the consequences of your fingerprints or facial features falling into the wrong hands can be far more severe than a lost password, as your body features cannot be changed.
ITA and AK will present their latest research on biometric data and BEUC will look into what this could mean for the EU’s pending legislation on artificial intelligence. Join us for this fundamentally important webinar!
Presentation of the study
Walter Peissl, Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA)
Ursula Pachl, BEUC
Daniela Zimmer, AK Wien
The webinar will take place from 15.00 to 16.00. It will be held in English and streamed via MS Teams and will be recorded. After registration you will receive a link to the online event. You can join the webinar via the MS Teams App or with your browser.