16:45 CET – Gathering
17:00 CET – Welcome!
17:10 CET – Input and Fireside Chat: Biometric Surveillance
In this fireside chat, we invite civil society (TBC), Xabier Lareo from the European Data Protection Supervisor’s office (EDPS) and MEP Patrick Breyer for a thought-provoking conversation on biometric surveillance. Moderator Ella Jakubowska from European Digital Rights (EDRi) will guide the session in order to get to the heart of one of the big problems of facial recognition and other forms of biometric surveillance in our public spaces: power.
• Misconceptions about biometrics – and why the EDPS recently took action to dispel the myths that we hear from companies developing biometric tech;
• How biometric surveillance can infringe on democracy by trying to dictate what is and is not considered criminal;
• If and how private companies may be increasing or consolidating their power over people and governments through the use of biometrics;
• How we can resist the threats of indiscriminate or arbitrarily-targeted biometric surveillance in order to restore public power and control over our public spaces.
18:00 CET – Workshops!
WS 1: Narratives on banning biometric surveillance
by Lotte Houwing, Bér Engels (Bits of Freedom)
WS 2: Clearview AI and the GDPR
by Alan Dahi (noyb) and Matthias Marx (CCC)
WS 3: EU Actions on Biometric Mass Surveillance
by EDRi, Homo Digitalis (GR), SHARE (SR) and Hermes Center (IT)
WS 4: OpaCity: Biometric Mass Surveillance in the Balkans
by Elena Stojanovska (Metamorphosis Foundation) and Andrej Petrovski (SHARE Foundation)
WS 5: Fingerprinting for ID cards – what can be done?
by Friedemann Ebelt (Digitalcourage)
WS 6: Facial recognition in daily life
by Jonas Vollmer (Selbstbestimmt Digital)