A Panel Discussion on The Perils of Biometric Databases [May 25, NLU Delhi]: Register on the Spot


Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 at 05:00 pm


Room No. 406, Academic Block, National Law University, Delhi, New Delhi, India


The use of biometrics has been contentious across the world. This is due to potential threats to the security of databases, potential violation of privacy and imposition of heavy costs on the economy.

However, these issues remain on one side of the debate on biometrics. The benefits of biometrics include the promise of security, social benefits and the facilitation of criminal investigations. The biometrics debate is at the intersection of these two differing and often contentious perspective.

A dialogue on the technology and its incidental effect on privacy is of vital importance in this context. A multidisciplinary panel of leading experts will attempt to bring clarity to both sides of this debate.


Dr. Anupam Saraph, Former Advisor (Information Technology) to the Chief Minister of Goa and Former CIO, Pune City

Dr. R. Ramakumar, Professor and Dean, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Dr. Usha Ramanathan, Independent Law Researcher


Ms. Chinmayi Arun, Executive Director, Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi

Website is HERE.


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