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Sep
2022

AEPD-EDPS Joint Paper - 10 Misunderstandings about Machine Learning

The EU has identified artificial intelligence (AI) as one of the most relevant technologies of the 21st century and highlighted 1 its importance on the strategy for EU’s digital transformation. Having a wide range of applications, AI can contribute in areas as disparate as helping in the treatment of chronic diseases, fighting climate change or anticipating cybersecurity threats.

 

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch, Spanish
15
Feb
2022

EDPS Preliminary Remarks on Modern Spyware

The revelations made about the Pegasus spyware raised very serious questions about the possible impact of modern spyware tools on fundamental rights, and particularly on the rights to privacy and data protection. This paper aims to contribute to the ongoing assessment in the EU and globally of the unprecedented risks posed by this type of surveillance technology. It comes from the EDPS’ conviction that the use of Pegasus might lead to an unprecedented level of intrusiveness, which threatens the essence of the right to privacy, as the spyware is able to interfere with the most intimate aspects of our daily lives.

 

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
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27
Apr
2021

AEPD-EDPS joint paper on 10 misunderstandings related to anonymisation

Technological developments in recent years have steadily increased the demand for quality data. In this context, both public and private entities are considering anonymization as a means to share data without harming the fundamental rights of individuals. However, along with its growing popularity, some misconceptions related to anonymization have become widespread. 

The objective of this document is to raise awareness about some misunderstandings about anonymisation, and to motivate its readers to check assertions about the technology, rather than accepting them without verification.

 

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch, Spanish
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24
Jun
2020

14 misunderstandings with regard to biometric identification and authentication

Joint paper of the Spanish data protection authority, Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD), and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) on 14 misunderstandings with regard to biometric identification and authentication.

The use of biometric data for identification and authentication purposes is not new but has greatly increased in recent years. Along with its growing popularity, unfortunately, some misconceptions about the technologies involved have become widespread. 
The objective of this document is to raise awareness about some misunderstandings about biometric technologies, and to motivate its readers to check assertions about the technology, rather than accepting them without verification.