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EU and U.S. Transatlantic Dialogue on Biometrics and Security Technologies

Jun 17, 2011

On 5-6 May 2011, the EU funded initiative RISE (Rising pan?European and International Awareness on Biometrics and Security Ethics) held a meeting in Washington DC, hosted and organized by the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET). The main focus of the meeting was to continue the international dialogue already initiated by earlier conferences and workshops on ethics and biometrics, as well as to discuss the establishment of an international interest group and to prepare the agenda for the 4th and final RISE International Conference to be held on December 1-2, 2011 in Brussels (for participation please contact Silvia Venier – silvia.venier@cssc.eu ).

This high-level meeting resulted in a deeper understanding of global issues related to data protection and privacy and included roundtable discussions on biometrics and security in global perspective, emerging issues in biometrics and policy, emerging global policy questions, and security, privacy and ethics. Guest speakers included Mr. Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor and Mary Ellen Callahan, CPO at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Stewart Baker, former Assistant Secretary for Policy, DHS, Duane Blackburn, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Robert Mocny, Director of US-VISIT Program, DHS, Rene von Schomberg, European Commission, and Jay Stanley of the ACLU, amongst others.


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.