FPF Training Program:
Biometrics—Head to Toe

June 6


FPF’s Training Program provides an in-depth understanding of today’s most pressing privacy and data protection topics. FPF staff experts design the sessions for professionals who develop policies for their organizations, work with clients on complex privacy issues, or those interested in emerging privacy topics.

Biometric technologies measure physical characteristics and apply statistical analysis to identify an individual, verify identity, or make related inferences.  Biometrics are often used to unlock smartphones, access bank accounts, travel, and enter physical workspaces.  Biometric systems can increase security and enhance products.  At the same time, they rely on highly sensitive information, can create serious privacy risks, and raise important questions about compliance with legal, ethical, and business frameworks.

The Biometrics session will cover topics including:

  • How biometrics systems work, including definitions, technology processes, and common systems such as facial recognition, fingerprints, voice, and behavioral characterization;
  • The benefits and risks, including efficiencies, potential harms, and privacy considerations;
  • Common commercial applications of the technology in healthcare, advertising, employment, and education contexts; and
  • Social and ethical considerations, including law enforcement uses, regulatory frameworks, and standards setting initiatives.

After completing each training course, you will receive a digital badge from Credly that can be shared on your professional network as a mark of the skills you’ve acquired.

Government/Non-Profit Rate
FPF Member Rate
Non-Member Rate

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be honored, minus our vendor’s processing fee, up to 3 days prior to the session. For cancellations after that date, we will honor the registration for the next scheduled date of this session or an alternate FPF training class.

FPF Faculty

John Verdi

Senior Vice President of Policy, Future of Privacy Forum

John supervises FPF’s policy portfolio, which advances FPF’s agenda on a broad range of issues, including: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; Algorithmic Decision-Making; Ethics; Connected Cars; Smart Communities; Student Privacy; Health; the Internet of Things; Wearable Technologies; De-Identification; and Drones. Read his full bio.