Campaign “Reclaim Your Face” calls for a Ban on Biometric Mass Surveillance
Civil society across Europe launches the “Reclaim Your Face” campaign, demanding that local and national authorities listen to their communities about the serious risks of using facial recognition and other biometric technologies in public spaces. The newly formed coalition calls to ban biometric mass surveillance, in reaction to the rapid and secretive roll out of invasive and unlawful technologies by police forces and local authorities in many European countries.
#PrivacyCamp21 | Call for Panels
The 9th edition of Privacy Camp explores the relations between digitalisation, digital rights and infrastructures. Submit your proposal by 6 December 2020. We invite panel proposals revolving round the following themes: 1) The transformative power of digital rights; 2) The social dimensions of digital infrastructures; 3) The preservation of public voice in the public space; 4) The environmental impact of digitalisation;
Technological Testing Grounds: Border tech is experimenting with people’s lives
The European Union is increasingly experimenting with high risk migration management technologies.
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Technology is the new border enforcer, and it discriminates EDRi’s research in Greece and conversations with people on the move revealed that certain places serve as testing grounds for new technologies, places where regulation is limited and where an “anything goes” frontier attitude informs the development and deployment of surveillance at the expense of humanity.READ THE ARTICLE
Activists urge EU to ban live facial recognition Digital rights advocates in five European countries launched a campaign to spotlight the increasing use of facial recognition and other biometric identification technology across the Continent, which they say will pave the way for mass surveillance on an unprecedented scale.READ THE ARTICLE
Surveillance Won’t Stop the Coronavirus This pandemic presents an opportunity to rethink the way we support refugee communities. Blanket technological solutions do not address the root causes of displacement, forced migration and economic inequality.READ THE ARTICLE