Brussels, 4 November 2014 – Final event of the project ““Profiling”: challenges for EU institutions in safeguarding fundamental rights”
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and its partners(Romanian Center for European Policies, AMAPOLA, Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society), organized, on November, 4, the final event of the PROFILING project “PROtecting citizens’ rights Fighiting ILlicit profilING” funded by the European Commission, within the framework of the FRaC Programme.
One of the biggest challenges posed by the global technological evolution to the right of data protection is the processing of such data in the context of automated profiling: the automated processing of data to develop predictive knowledge in the form of profiles that can subsequently be applied as a basis for decision-making.
As such, the Profiling Project focused on identifying and tackling the challenges posed by technology to the fundamental right to data protection. The project’s objectives also included the assessment of the level of awareness and measures in place at European level.
In view of the conclusion of the project UNICRI and its partners organized a final conference in Brussels with Members of the European Parliament and some of the main European stakeholders involved in this field. It represented a great opportunity to discuss the main results and findings of the project and the role of European institutions in safeguarding fundamental rights in the context of automated profiling.
With financial support from the “Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme” of the European Union