NOT IN MY FACE! Facial Recognition and Implication for Human Rights


With the rise of new technologies and artificial intelligence applications the society is undergoing significant changes that have multiple impacts on daily lives, professional environment and social and political systems. This poses challenges to basic human rights, such as the right to privacy and freedom of expression.


Given the robust nature of the European legal framework for the protection of privacy and personal data, can facial recognition and biometric surveillance of public places ever be fully compliant with the EU legal standards? What are the risks of introducing facial recognition surveillance in other regions around the world and especially in an increasingly authoritarian political climate such as Latin America?


This and other questions will fuel a moderated discussion with Q&A on the topic with the intervention of the policy analysts of the Policy Observatory of the Global Campus of Human Rights, that is a virtual hub for policy research on emerging human rights issues around the world. A case study on how to stand up against mass surveillance will be also presented by Danilo Krivokapić and Bojan Perkov from Share Foundation, as part of an ongoing campaign in Serbia to undercover and react to installment of surveillance cameras in streets of its capital, Belgrade. See more:

Please join us on 29 July 2020 at 02.30 PM Europe/Rome:
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