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Join Dr Nora Ni Loideain from the University of London to explore the EU Artificial Intelligence Act and police use of facial recognition.
01/03/2024 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Room 7212, Manhari Room, Level 7, Melbourne Connect

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The Era of the Perpetual Line-Up? The EU AI Act and Police Use of Facial Recognition

This event is hosted by the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics.

The EU AI Act will be the world’s first comprehensive framework to regulate AI. A landmark achievement especially given the rapidly expanding role AI-based systems play in every aspect of daily life. The imminent arrival of the AI Act also coincides with an international consensus among researchers, policymakers, courts, regulators, industry, and civil society, that powerful AI-based systems also raise serious risks to several human rights protected under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. These concerns include the rising use of real-time facial recognition, and biometrics more broadly, across Europe, which interfere with several rights integral to democratic societies, including the rights to private life, freedom of expression, and equality, as enshrined in the EU Charter. This paper examines whether the final provisions of the AI Act intended to regulate future uses of biometric identity systems by law enforcement authorities may be assessed as trustworthy and fully respectful of these human rights.

About the Speaker

Dr Nora Ni Loideain is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Law and Director of the Information Law & Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. Her research focuses on EU law, European human rights law, and technology regulation, particularly within the contexts of privacy and data protection. She has published on topics including AI Digital Assistants, facial recognition, national security surveillance, and cross-border transfers. With her work being cited by leading institutions including the BBC, the United Nations, and the UK House of Lords. Her book on EU Data Privacy Law and Serious Crime is forthcoming (Oxford University Press).