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    Events of Interest: Georgetown Law Panel on Biometrics (Nov. 10)

    The Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown Law will hold an event today, “Biometrics and the Law.” From the site:

    Biometric ID systems have the capacity to automatically identify and track individuals based on stored data on their biological and behavioral characteristics, including facial features, vascular and retinal patterns, voice, gait, skull resonance, DNA, and yes – even hormones. What are the policy applications and the legal and privacy implications of recent advances in biometric technologies?

    Panelists include:

    Stewart A. Baker, Former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the US Dept of Homeland Security

    Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

    The Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr., Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

    Dr. Joseph Campbell, Former Senior Scientist at the NSA’s Biometric Technology Research Group

    Professor Erin Murphy, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

    The panel will be moderated by Prof. Laura Donohue, and opening remarks will be presented by Prof. David Luban.

    This panel is the first in a series of public discussions entitled “Emerging Technology and National Security.” A reception will follow.

    RSVP to rsvp2@law.georgetown.edu.

    Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. in Hart Auditorium at Georgetown Law.
    Location: Hart Auditorium at Georgetown Law; 600 New Jersey Ave. NW; Washington
    For more information: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/cnsl/News.htm

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