New members appointed to Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group

Crime and Policing

March 19
09:28 2018

Seven new members have today (19 March) taken up positions as members of the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG).

The new members come from a diverse background, with expertise across genetics, forensic science, biometric data, data protection and the ethics of consent.

Chris Hughes OBE, Chair of the BFEG, said:

Im delighted to be welcoming this group of outstanding applicants to be part of the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group.

They bring a wealth of experience and will help us to provide independent advice on the ethical impacts of all aspects of biometrics and forensics within the Home Offices remit.

The 7 new members are:

  • Professor Thomas Edward Sorell professor of politics and philosophy at the University of Warwick
  • Dr Peter Waggett Director of Research at IBM
  • Professor Liz Campbell Director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and the Director of Research Funding at Durham Law School
  • Professor Dame Sue Black Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee
  • Professor Simon Caney professor in political theory at the University of Warwick
  • Professor Mark Jobling professor of genetics at the University of Leicester
  • Professor Denise Syndercombe-Court professor of

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