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Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies

Objective

Automated recognition of individuals and/or pre-determined traits or risk factors/criteria lies at the basis, indeed is the very raison d’être, 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). Where are these laws, what can these measures be and what else should the laws 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 or the proposed directive set to replace it? This project (SMART) 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 and the proposed successor legislation. The project first focuses on one meaning of “measures” i.e. it uses expertise from police and security forces from inside and outside the EU to “measure” (as in “calculate”) risk factors in a number of priority application areas for smart surveillance technologies including border control, crowd-control, counter-terrorism and e-government. Bringing together some of Europe’s leading experts on data protection with senior police officers responsible for using surveillance in the most CCTV-intensive cities in the world, SMART evaluates the appropriateness and available safeguards for on-line surveillance and associated risks inherent in data-sharing and exchange. Having thus identified appropriate instances of application as well as a number of technical, procedural and legal options for safeguards, the project moves on to create a tool-kit which would be useful to system designers, policy makers and legislative draughtsmen across Europe (and hopefully beyond). At this stage the project turns to a second meaning of “measures” i.e. it would bring to bear significant EU-wide expertise in data protection legislation in order to prepare a draft model law which would contain a number of measures providing adequate safeguards for the data subject and thus rendering use of smart surveillance compliant with CFD 2008/977/JHA and its proposed successor and other applicable regulations.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
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University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Malta
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 519 655,40
Administrative Contact
Joseph A. Cannataci (Mr.)

Participants (20)

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 54 400
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PR1 2HE Preston
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edward Beaman (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 124 392
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petra Koželj (Ms.)
LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 159 300
Address
Via Guido Reni 56
00195 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanna Murari (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 135 600
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 213 600
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dag Wiese Schartum (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 001
Address
Avenida Facultad 25
24004 Leon
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmen Rodriquez Santos (Dr.)
PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 142 392
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54 Balgarska Morava Str Fl 7
1000 Sofia
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Tsvetkova (Ms.)
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 154 002,40
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dagmar Malá (Ms.)
Edith Cowan University
Australia
EU contribution
€ 190 526,50
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Joondalup Drive 270
6027 Joondalup
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Craig Valli (Prof.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 760
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hiltraud Casper-Hehne (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 150 360
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Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 131 416,75
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Cannata (Prof.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 226
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nikolaus Forgó (Prof.)
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 123 840
Address
Safarikovo Nam 6
814 99 Bratislava
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dusan Soltes (Prof.)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 192 720
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annette Schockman-Sannes (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 193 896
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erich Schweighofer (Prof.)
IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 142 524,50
Address
2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandra Canton (Ms.)
MAYOR'S OFFICE FOR POLICING AND CRIME

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United Kingdom
Address
City Hall, More London
SE1 2AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mick Neville (Mr.)
THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION
France
EU contribution
€ 348 899
Address
Quai Charles De Gaulle 200
69006 Lyon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline Goemans-Dorny (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 44 505,80
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)