Wired for Health 2020: Biometrics and Privacy in the COVID-19 Era

October 08, 2020

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET


The world has changed. Today, keeping COVID-19 at bay is a priority across our communities, throughout our country, and around the world. Voice recognition and temperature sensing are being deployed to identify disease symptoms in this pandemic. Assessing the impact of these technologies on privacy is more important than ever.

Join Highmark Health, Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, and Future of Privacy Forum for an in-depth look at the role of biometrics and privacy in the COVID-19 era.

During this virtual symposium, we’ll examine the impact of biometrics and privacy in the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus.

Reserve your tickets today! Registration deadline is September 30th.



  • Anil C. Singh, System Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care/Allergy-Immunology/Sleep Medicine, Allegheny Health Network – Medicine Institute
  • Marios Savvides, Bossa Nova Robotics Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, CyLab Biometrics Center, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Yang Cai, Senior Systems Scientist, CyLab, Director, Visual Intelligence Studio, Carnegie Mellon University


Panel discussion

  • Lorrie Faith Cranor, Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor, CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Lisa A. Martinelli, Esq., Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer, Highmark Health
  • Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, Health Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Kirk Nahra, Esq., Partner, WilmerHale (Washington, D.C.), Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice
  • Jules Polonetsky, Esq., CEO, Future of Privacy Forum

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