Ethics, privacy and responsibility by design – Join COPKIT’s webinar

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Dr Agata Gurzawska | Cluster Lead - Ethics, Human Rights and New Technologies

Date: 23 March 2021

We are delighted to announce that on 31 March 2021 COPKIT will be having its sixth public webinar to discuss the project’s ethics, privacy and responsibility by design approach to the development of data-driven policing technologies.

Terrorism and organised crime are evolving phenomena with high societal impacts. Increasingly, criminal organisations use new technologies to strengthen their capabilities to support their activities, such as phishing kits and malware. The COPKIT project aims to provide new technological solutions to support law enforcement in identifying “weak signals” or trends and send alerts about new risks. Nevertheless, the development and use of technology in the context of policing raises several ethical, legal and societal questions with serious implications for the relationship between law enforcement and citizens.

Trilateral Research’s work within COPKIT focuses on conducting an integrated data protection and ethical impact assessment of COPKIT technologies to ensure that the developed eco-system respects societal requirements as well as EU legal and ethical principles, including privacy.

In this webinar, we will explain how the COPKIT partners apply responsibility, ethics, human rights and privacy by design in the technological solutions in order to ensure that our tools are ethically acceptable and socially desirable. We will do so by presenting the COPKIT approach to integrated ethical, legal (including data protection) impact assessment and our main findings. The webinar will involve a dialogue with the technical partners, ethicists and lawyers sharing their experience collaborating together on addressing ethical, legal and societal challenges related to the development and envisioned use of COPKIT as a law enforcement investigation tool.

This is the sixth of a series of webinars organised by COPKIT for Law Enforcement Agencies and other relevant project stakeholders. It is free and open to everyone.

Anyone wishing to attend should register here.

For more information please contact our team.

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