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Friday, June 14 • 9:00am - 10:15am
You're Not Just a Pretty Face: Biometric surveillance has moved beyond face recognition - how do we stop it?

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Every day we hear about new developments in face recognition in China, the US, and other countries - face recognition accuracy has improved exponentially; cameras are being deployed in more and more places; and face recognition is used for more and more services. However, by focusing solely on face recognition, activists, NGOs and lawyers are missing the forest for the trees. Face recognition is now just one of the many technologies incorporated into vast surveillance systems and used to track people. Other technologies in these systems - like object recognition, license plate and text recognition, voice recognition, and gait recognition - combined with cheap cloud storage and machine learning are allowing for tracking on a never-before-seen scale. This session will provide a space to discuss these topics. It will bring in experts to explain how technologies are working and how they are being deployed around the world. It will also encourage interactivity by asking all participants to share stories and contribute ideas for change.

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Jennifer Lynch

Surveillance Litigation Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Jennifer Lynch is a senior lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and works on privacy and civil liberties issues. She challenges government surveillance technologies like location tracking, face recognition, and DNA collection through the courts and works to promote privacy-protective... Read More →

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Leandro Ucciferri

Policy Analyst, Asociación por los Derechos Civiles
I'm a lawyer, policy analyst and researcher working at the Association for Civil Rights (ADC in Spanish), a not-for-profit, independent, NGO founded in 1995, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My work focuses mostly on privacy issues. https://leandro.im

Friday June 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
Hannibal (Laico)