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RISE Project: Meeting in Washington , 5-6 May 2011

May 4, 2011 - May 7, 2011


The RISE project is organizing a 2 days preparatory meeting, that will be held in Washington on 5-6 May 2011.  Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor and Mary Ellen Callahan, CPO at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will address the event.The meeting will prepare the agenda for the 4th International Conference in Brussels on 1-2 December 2011. The aim of the meeting is to involve the US administration in the ethics and security debate and to discuss the set up of an international interest group. An agenda will be available on the RISE website in the coming weeks.

RISE (Rising Pan European and International Awareness of Biometrics and Security Ethics) is an international initiative for promoting Awareness on Ethical Aspects of Biometrics and Security Technologies. RISE will deepen, enlarge, and ensure continuity to European and international dialogue already instigated by the international conferences on ethics and biometrics organised by the EC DG Research and the US DHS Privacy Office respectively in Brussels and Washington DC in 2005 and 2006. RISE is a 36 month Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded under FP7, SP 4 Capacities, Grant agreement number: 230389.

BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.