Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies

Financed by European Comission and Cofinanced by the National Authority for Research trough UEFISCDI - Capacitati project 165EU

                              

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News

  • July 2014, project is finished! Participation in the final review meeting, Malta, 18 July 2014. Second deliverable "Cloud computing - security issues" presented part of the meeting
  • Paper "A survey on security and legal issues in public cloud services" by Alexandru Butoi and Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi presented part of the 13th International conference on Informatics in Economy, Bucharest, 15 May 2014
  • Participation in the workshop Smart Surveillance: Global Perspectives, Perth, 4-6 February 2014. Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi presented the talk: "Lawful interception and OSINT: IT infrastructures challenges and capabilities"




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Automated recognition of individuals and/or pre-determined traits or risk factors/criteria lies at the basis of smart surveillance systems. Yet new EU regulations and specifically those on information sharing between police and security forces explicitly prohibit automated decision-taking regarding individuals unless“authorised by a law which also lays down measures to safeguard the data subject’s legitimate interests” (Art 7, CFD 2008/977/JHA). Which laws are applicable in this context? What measures are envisioned? What else should the law contain? Can the laws be technology-neutral but sector specific, thus permitting a measured approach to the appropriateness of smart surveillance technologies in key security applications? Can they be extended to all security applications of smart surveillance, even those not covered by CFD 2008/977/JHA?

The SMART project addresses these and other questions through a comprehensive approach which combines a technical review of key application areas by sector with a review of existing pertinent legislation to then produce a set of guidelines and a model law compliant with CFD 2008/977/JHA and EU Directive 46/95.

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Rules, Expectations & Security through Privacy-Enhanced Convenient Technologies

Financed by European Comission and Cofinanced by the National Authority for Research trough UEFISCDI - Capacitati project 185EU

                              

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News

  • Participation in the DEMOSEC Event: IRISS, RESPECT, SURVEILLE Joint Final Event, Brussels, 29-30 October 2014
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi delivered the talk "(Un)lawful communication interception and open source intelligence: characteristics and vulnerabilities", in the EU Twinning project "Strengthening capacity against cybercrime" international conference, Antalya, Turkey, 29 September - 1 October 2014
  • Participation in the RESPECT 2nd policy workshop, Barcelona, 17-18 September 2014 with the following presentations:
    • Monica Ciaca: "Artificial Intelligence Revolution: A Threat to Security, Ethics and Law"  
    • Monica Merutiu: "EU Cloud: A Genuine Answer to Clashes Between Security and Privacy"

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RESPECT project addresses and seeks to answer following issues:

  • Role of surveillance systems and procedures in: preventing and reducing crime, tracking evidence, improvement of crime and acts of terrorism prosecution
  • Are the surveillance systems and procedures used in Europe in preventing crime effective?
  • What are the social and economic costs involved?
  • What is the legal basis for these systems and what procedures are in place? What best practices are available?
  • What attitude do European citizens have toward surveillance systems?
  • RESPECT will establish best-practice criteria developed on the basis of operational, economic, social and legal efficiency as well as citizen perceptions.

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