OWASP Austin Presentation – Biometrics & Privacy

AUSTIN,TX  April 24, 2021 — Blink Identity CEO, Mary Haskett, has been invited to speak about biometric identification and privacy at the OWASP Austin meeting on April 27th. The business use of biometric identification technology is becoming more prevalent and with it’s growing adoption, there is a growing number of state regulations concerning its use and related privacy and data handling issues. This talk will cover how biometric identification works in general and review the various state regulations and guidelines concerning how this unique form of personally identifiable information should be handled and stored.

About Blink Identity
Blink Identity is a privacy-focused, contactless, access control system that can identify people at a full walking speed in any lighting condition. Our combination of hardware and proprietary biometric facial recognition software can identify people with a high degree of accuracy, regardless of skin color, gender or walking speed. Users just walk past a sensor without having to stop or touch anything.

Users self-enroll by taking a selfie with their cell phone and always have complete control and visibility to their data. The Blink Identity platform is a complete end-to-end solution that frees companies from the responsibility of compliance with the many different legal and privacy regulations concerning the storage and handling of biometric data.

About OWASP Austin
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve the security of software. Our programming includes:

  • Community-led open source software projects
  • Over 200+ local chapters worldwide
  • Tens of thousands of members
  • Industry-leading educational and training conferences

We are an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of our projects, tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. The OWASP Foundation launched on December 1st, 2001, becoming incorporated as a United States non-profit charity on April 21, 2004.

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