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Legal issues on facial recognition from an international perspective

Legal issues on facial recognition from an international perspective

Panel Discussion: Legal issues on facial recognition from an international perspective
Online
November 18, 2020, 10:00-11:30am EST

Following the report written by Professor Céline Castets-Renard on the legal framework of facial recognition used by police forces (September 2020), OBVIA is organizing an international panel bringing together European and American researchers to launch debates on the use of this technology.

Facial recognition devices are increasingly used by police forces in the public space for surveillance and public security purposes. This technology is used, for example, to detect potential criminals and terrorists among spectators at large events such as stadiums or concert halls. Other advantages are highlighted, such as saving time or simplifying the work of police forces. However, the risks of infringements on individual civil rights that may be induced by these devices are huge. The feeling of being watched can lead to a form of self-censorship on the part of citizens, particularly with regard to their participation in public life and, more broadly, the exercise of their fundamental freedoms.

Speakers:

– Céline Castets-Renard, Full Law Professor at the University of Ottawa
– Carly Kind, Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute
– Caroline Lequesne-Roth, Assistant Professor of Public Law, University Côte D’Azure, France
– Rashida Richardson, Director of Policy research, AI Now Institute

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