Data Protection and Ethical Standards in Cyber Security

In this episode, I am joined by Chris Dawson and Iain Pye to talk about biometric technology, what can be done to improve it, and how it might be utilised in the future. 

In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • How biometrics has been altered and adapted since its early days
  • How biometric data are being stored
  • What damage can a personal data breach cause to consumers
  • Is personal data at risk of deepfake technology?
  • What do we as consumers really know about how our data is stored and secured? 
  • The lack of clear guidelines and framework for the use of biometric data
  • Who actually owns our biometric data? Individuals or the company collecting it?

We discuss biometrics and the security and management of the data collected, and how the data has been collected and used by the government, the military, and corporations. We also talk about the moral and legal issues of how biometric data is used and stored, and how individuals can be put at risk.

Biometrics is a technology that has always been surrounded by questions about data security and misuse, even though it is undeniably useful. The technology offers many benefits in terms of security, ease of use, and access to different services. However, it also raises important ethical and legal questions. As biometric data is used more and more, we discuss the need for a clear set of rules and guidelines to ensure people’s privacy and civil liberties are respected and protected. 

We talk about the potential for abuse or manipulation of personal data as a key reason for the need for advancements in both biometrics as a technology and the management of the data.

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Iain Pye

Iain is a Cyber Security, Data Protection and Risk Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Iain has worked in a range of industries from finance, legal, security and government. When Iain is not fighting fires or arguing personal data ethics, Iain likes exploring the world with his family and occasionally going for a run through the Fens with the dog. If the dog is up for it, which she is usually not. 

Chris Dawson
Chris Dawson is a former Royal Marine of 11 years. He moved into the private security sector in 2012 taking up various roles across the globe, from hostile environments to the corporate world, advising and implementing security protocols in multiple sectors while gathering and learning as much as possible along the way. 

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