Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group - MembersClosed
|Body:||Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group|
|Appointing Department:||Home Office|
|Sectors:||Charity & Public Sector, Education, Prison & Policing, Regulation, Science & Technology|
|Location:||Central London / remote working|
|Skills required:||Change Management, IT / Digital, Legal / Judicial, Regulation|
|Number of Vacancies:||5|
|Remuneration:||The role is not remunerated. However, the Home Office will reimburse all reasonable expenses incurred in respect of your appointment|
|Time Requirements:||3 years|
Closed for Applications
W/C 26 April 2021
Final Interview Date
Professor Mark Watson-Gandy
Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group, Chair • Representative of Organisation
Deputy Director, HO Data & Identity • Departmental Official
Managing Director, Chameleon Services • Independent Member
Do you want to play a leading role in advising the Government on a range of issues relating to the ethical use of large and complex data sets and biometric and forensic technology?
The Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) provides independent ethical advice to Home Office ministers on issues related to the collection, use, and retention of biometrics, and forensic material, including digital forensic data. The BFEG also advises on ethical issues in the use of large and complex data sets, including the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
We are seeking five new members with expertise in evaluating and considering ethical issues in one or more of the following closely related areas such as:
- Law – criminal law, forensics, biometrics or use of data;
- Social Sciences – experience of considering the social and ethical implications of technological innovations;
- Data Ethics – experience of considering the ethical issues in the use of large data sets; or
- Digital Forensics – experience of working with large volumes of digital data for forensic analysis.
All successful candidates will possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with committee members and stakeholders. Successful candidates will be able to actively and constructively contribute to discussions, negotiating between conflicting opinions and values and generating options to reach consensus.
These appointments will be for a period of three years with the possibility of re-appointment.
Knowledge and Experience
Applicants should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- The law, with experience in relevant areas such as; criminal law, forensic science, biometrics, and data.
- Social sciences, with experience of considering the social and ethical implications of technological innovations, such as in forensics, biometrics or use of data.
- Data ethics, with experience of considering the issues in the use of large data sets across the biometric, forensic and criminal justice arena or other relevant fields.
- Digital forensics with experience of working with large volumes of digital data for forensic analysis.
- A good understanding of ethics and the role of an ethics committee.
- Experience of interpreting rules and regulations and identifying options or recommendations.
- The ability to analyse complex information from diverse sources.
- Good communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to actively and constructively contribute to discussions and to work well as part of a team.
- An appreciation of equality and diversity and a willingness to champion difference and challenge unacceptable practices.
- An understanding of the potential ethical implications on society of issues within the BFEG’s remit, such as forensics, biometrics or use of data.
- A good understanding of the specific ethical issues addressed by the BFEG, such as the collection, use, storage and retention of biometric and forensic information and the use of complex data sets.
- Evidence of working successfully on committees or other decision-making groups and reaching impactful and timely conclusions.
The successful candidate will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to Security Check (SC) level.
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