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Mar
2021

EDPS Opinion on the use of a computerised system by the European Parliament for the digitalisation of the Plenary and central attendance registers through biometric technology

EDPS Opinion on the use of a computerised system by the European Parliament for the digitalisation of the Plenary and central attendance registers through biometric technology

Available languages: English
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15
Oct
2020

Global Privacy Assembly Closed Session 2020 - At your desk

Global Privacy Assembly Closed Session 2020 - At your desk

When: 13-15 October 2020

Where: Online session

The newly renamed Global Privacy Assembly (formerly known as International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners - ICDPPC) took place this year 2020 during the period from October the 13th to October the 15th. This year's event wasn't immune to the COVID-19 pandemic currently occurring. Consequently the place of the event, which initially was planned to be held in Mexico City, had to be changed to a virtual setting, making it the first time that such an occasion was organized online.

Following you can find the resolutions adopted during this year's GPA:

 

Resolution on Facial Recognition Technology
Available languages: English
Resolution on the Role of Personal Data Protection in International Development Aid, International Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
Available languages: English
Resolution on Accountability in the Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence
Available languages: English
Resolution on the Privacy and Data Protection Challenges arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Available languages: English
Resolution on Joint Statements on Emerging Issues
Available languages: English
26
Aug
2020

EDPS formal comments on the draft Commission Implementing Decisions on the minimum standards and technicalities for biometric data in the Schengen Information System in the field of border checks and return and the field of police and judicial cooperation

EDPS Formal comments on the draft Commission Implementing Decisions on:
1.    the minimum data quality standards and technical specifications for biometric data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of border checks and return
2.    the minimum data quality standards and technical specifications for biometric data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
 

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.