FIDO Authentication & GDPR

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When: December 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM EST - 10:30 AM EST
Where: Online

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into effect earlier this year, ushering in the most significant change to European data protection laws in twenty years. The regulation impacts not only impact firms resident in the European Union (EU), but around the world, as any organization doing business with EU citizens must comply with the regulation.

FIDO Alliance standards were created from the outset with a “privacy by design” approach and are a strong fit for GDPR compliance. Crucially, FIDO delivers authentication with no third-party involvement or tracking between accounts and services. And when it comes to biometrics, FIDO standards prevent this information from being stored and matched in servers – it never leaves the user’s device – and FIDO(R) Certified devices do not allow for any biometric data to be captured.

Join this webinar on Monday, December 10 at 9:30am EST / 3:30pm CEST to learn:
  • Key GDPR considerations when deploying strong authentication
  • Where FIDO Authentication relates to GDPR articles on data protection, consent of data subject and data subject rights
  • How FIDO can help your organization meet GDPR requirements

Featured Speakers

Alain Martin, VP, Strategic Partnerships, Gemalto; Director, FIDO Alliance Board; Co-Chair, FIDO Europe Working Group

Alain Martin is Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and represents Gemalto with international organizations such as Visa or MasterCard, FIDO and European bodies in the scope of the PSD2 regulation. Prior to this, he was responsible for the portfolio of mobile financial services products, addressing the mobile payment needs of banks, mobile operators and transport operators. He was for eight years regional manager for Gemalto’s POS terminal division in charge of sales, services and customer support as well as local product customization, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Overall, Mr. Martin has 29 years of experience in the payment industry, 3 of which spent in the USA, primarily on the introduction of smart cards for electronic purse programs. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France.


Jeremy Grant, Managing Director of Technology Business Strategy, Venable

Jeremy Grant is Venable’s Managing Director of Technology Business Strategy and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity Risk Management Group. Combining federal government and private sector experience, he works with clients to develop growth strategies, identify and exploit market trends, and advise on policy impacts across the IT, cybersecurity, identity, and payments sectors.

In this role, Mr. Grant utilizes his diverse background and deep understanding of business, technical, policy, and finance issues around identity, privacy, and cybersecurity, having served in a range of leadership positions spanning government and industry. Most recently, Mr. Grant worked as a Managing Director at The Chertoff Group. Before that, he established and led the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), housed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); NSTIC was the first new cybersecurity program launched by the Obama administration. There he led the administration’s activities across private and public sectors to drive a marketplace of more secure, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services. He coordinated development of a common shared identity service for citizen-facing government digital applications and helped establish the private sector–led Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, which has crafted a framework of standards and rules to enable a trusted online environment that can validate the identities of individuals securely with minimal disclosure of personal information. He also led efforts to improve identity and authentication for individuals and devices in the NIST Roadmap for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

Before leading NSTIC, Mr. Grant was the Chief Development Officer for government services consulting firm ASI Government. He spent three years with Washington Research Group as a market analyst focused on identity, cybersecurity, and government technology. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President for Enterprise Solutions at MAXIMUS, where he led the division’s Security and Identity Management practice, playing a major role in a number of major federal identity and security programs. Mr. Grant began his career as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, drafting legislation laying the groundwork for the Department of Defense and civilian agency smart card and PKI efforts.

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