Invitation to the International Conference on Facial Recognition in the Modern State
29 August 2022, by Internetredaktion
We are delighted to invite you to the International Conference on Facial Recognition in the Modern State, which will take place online on Thursday, 15 September 2022, 9:00am - 5:30pm UTC+2 /CEST. The webinar will provide a platform for socio-legal academic discussion around government use of FRT in Europe, US, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa.
From border control to policing and welfare, governments are using automated facial recognition technology (FRT) to collect taxes, prevent crime, police cities, and control immigration. However, many questions remain unanswered. Is FRT a legitimate tool to ensure public safety and security? Or is it a surveillance infrastructure, undermining fundamental rights and the rule of law? The conference and (later) Cambridge Handbook, written by the speakers of the conference, will explore whether and how the answers to these questions differ among liberal democracies, and how democracies compare to authoritarian regimes on six different continents. Building on cultural and legal differences and common trends, the presenters will discuss possible future directions in regulating governments’ use of FRT at national, regional, and international levels.
The Registration Link and Webinar Program are available here. For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Rita Matulionyte at rita.matulionyte"AT"mq.edu.au.
- Prof Orla Lynskey, London School of Economics, UK
- Prof Milton Mueller, Georgia Tech, USA
- Prof Mark Andrejevic, Monash University, Australia
- Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Lithuania (main host)
- Macquarie University, Australia
- UNSW Sydney, Australia
- London School of Economics, UK
- Georgia Tech, USA
- Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, UNSW Sydney, Australia
- Centre for Law in the Digital Transformation at the University of Hamburg, Germany
- ARC Centre of Excellence on Automated Decision-Making and Society