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New members appointed to Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group

Seven experts take up positions on the ethics group.

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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:

I’m 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 8 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 forensic science at Kings College London

An additional member was also appointed on 26 March – Professor Louise Amoore, professor of human geography at Durham University.

Published 19 March 2018