The Future of Privacy Forum published a framework for biometric data regulations for immersive technologies on Tuesday.
The FPF’s Risk Framework for Body-Related Data in Immersive Technologies report discusses best practices for collecting, using, and transferring body-related data across entities.
Organisations, businesses, and individuals can incorporate the FPF’s observations as recommendations and a foundation for facilitating safe, responsible extended reality (XR) policies. This relates to entities requiring large amounts of biometric data in immersive technologies.
Furthermore, those following the guidelines of the report can apply the framework to document reasons and methodologies for handling biometric data, comply with laws and standards, evaluate risks associated with privacy and safety, and ethical considerations when collecting data from devices.
The framework applies not only to XR-related organisations but also to any institution leveraging technologies dependent on the processing of biometrics.
Jameson Spivack, Senior Policy Analyst, Immersive Technologies, and Daniel Berrick, Policy Counsel, co-authored the report.
UK Hosts AI Security Summit
Additionally, the United Kingdom also hosted its AI Security Summit at the iconic Bletchley Park, where world-renowned scientist Alan Turing cracked the Nazi’s World War II-era Enigma cryptography.
At the world-class event, some of the industry’s top-level experts, executives, companies, and organisations gathered to outline protections to regulate AI.
This has included the US, UK, EU, and UN governments, the Alan Turing Institute, The Future of Life Institute, Tesla, OpenAI, and many others. The groups discussed methods to create a shared understanding of the risks of AI, collaborate on best practices, and develop a framework for AI safety research.
The Fight for Data Rights
The news comes as multiple organisations enter fresh alliances in order to tackle ongoing concerns over the use of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR), AI, and other emerging technologies.
For example, Meta Platforms and IBM launched a massive alliance united to develop best practices for artificial intelligence, biometric data, and to help create regulatory frameworks for tech companies worldwide.
The Global AI Alliance hosts more than 30 organisations, companies, and individuals from across the global tech community and includes tech giants such as AMD, HuggingFace, CERN, The Linux Foundation, and others.
Furthermore, organisations like the Washington, DC-based XR Association, Europe’s XR4Europe alliance, the globally-recognised Metaverse Standards Forum, and the Gatherverse, among others, have contributed enormously to the implementation of best practices for those involved in building the future of spatial technologies.