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Webinar on legal, ethical and societal challenges posed by AI and biometric technologies in LEAs (18-19 June 2020)

  • June 5, 2020

On 18-19 of June, seven EU-funded H2020 Actions working on border security and crime-fighting technologies (SMILE, PERSONA, MAGNETO, D4FLY, TRESSPASS, PREVISON, ROXANNE) will launch a two-day webinar on legal, ethical and societal challenges posed by AI and biometric technologies in law enforcement applications.

This jointly organised webinar aims at discussing ethical, social and legal challenges arising from the use of new technologies such as biometrics and artificial intelligence (AI) in law enforcement applications (LEAs). Thus, the projects expect that this event will foster the engagement of relevant stakeholders such as policymakers, agencies, industry, researchers and the public in establishing a technology security policy at both European and national level.

On the first day of the webinar, representatives of the respective projects will articulate their ethical and legal approach with regards to their novel solutions. On the second day, keynote speakers will focus on how an ethical integration on security technologies such as monitoring technologies, biometric systems and profile tools, can be feasible. Finally, at the end of each day, a questions and answers session will take place.

The objective of these seven projects is to foster secure European societies in a context of rapid changes and growing interdependencies and threats while strengthening the European culture of freedom and justice. All participating Actions develop solutions using integrated and novel tools of security aimed at understanding, detecting, preventing, deterring and protecting against security threats while ensuring privacy and freedom, and strengthening the societal legal and ethical understanding of security applications.

Alessandra Calvi, Simone Casiraghi and Nikolaos Ioannidis, members of the d.pia.lab and of PERSONA project team, will present and take part in the webinar.

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