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HOMELAND SECURITY, BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION AND PERSONAL DETECTION ETHICS

Objective

HIDE (HOMELAND SECURITY, BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION & PERSONAL DETECTION ETHICS) is a 36 month coordination action that aims to create a PANEUROPEAN DIALOGUE PLATFORM ON ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE OF PERSONAL DETECTION TECHNOLOGIES AND BIOMETRICS. THREE KEY IDEAS LED THE CONSORTIUM TO PREPARE THE HIDE PROJECT: ** Ongoing societal concerns about the use of biometrics and personal detection technologies for improving European security are legitimate. Research focusing on ethical, privacy and normative challenges posed by these technologies in the context of EU 27 is needed. **The ethical aspects of security technologies and the issue of data protection cannot be any longer addressed in the context of a particular technology alone. Research is needed with a more comprehensive approach to the continuum between personal detection, authentication and identification. **International controversies can be faced by promoting structured conversation. These controversies are often based on diverse interpretations of shared principles (e.g., proportionality principle, right to privacy, right to security, etc.). Structured conversation may allow a better understanding of others’ perspectives and commits all parties to dialogue. HIDE aims to create the best environment where this dialogue is possible and may progress.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND CITIZENSHIP
Address
Via Paolucci De Calboli 5
00195 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 209 329,57
Administrative Contact
Valeria Balestrieri (Ms.)

Participants (10)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 65 591
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Singapore
EU contribution
€ 73 402
Address
Lower Kent Ridge Road 21
119077 Singapore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carol Boon Huei Tan (Ms.)
EUTELIS ITALIA SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 68 458,43
Address
Via Gregorio Vii 186
00165 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luisa Giannini (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 71 583
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Majda Venka Virant (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 815,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
International Biometric Group (UK) Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 83 567
Address
Devonshire Street 1
W1W 5DR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raj Nanavati (Mr.)
PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO BADAWCZO-PRODUKCYJNE OPTEL SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 43 763
Address
Jerzego Kowalskiego 5
52-428 Wroclaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Bicz (Dr.)
IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 76 021
Address
2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marc Suchier (Mr.)
THE HASTINGS CENTER
United States
EU contribution
€ 72 011
Address
Malcolm Gordon Road 21
10524 Garrison, Ny
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cathy Meisterich (Ms.)
STICHTING ZUYD HOGESCHOOL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 75 221
Address
Nieuw Eyckholt 300
6419 DJ Heerlen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ron Reuleaux (Mr.)