PROFILING – PROtecting citizens’ rights and Fighting ILlicit profilING. The right of data protection in the context of profiling
Period of implementation: November 2012 – November 2014
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 profiling. UNICRI is leading a consortium of partners in the implementation of a new project which seeks to outline the main risks to human rights involved in profiling practices.
The PROFILING project has been funded by the European Commission, DG Justice, under the Fundamental Rights and Citizens programme. It is focused on identifying and tackling the challenges posed by technology to the fundamental right to data protection. The project’s reports and reserch papers are available on the website:http://profiling-project.eu/
The project is carried out by a consortium of five partners:
- United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Institute – UNICRI
- Amapola – Projects on Security and Safety of Cities and Citizens
- Technical University of Berlin – TUB
- Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society – TILT
- Romanian Center for European Policies – CRPE
Main objectives: Identifying the risks related to the extensive use of profiling; Identifying the level of awareness of the responsible authorities of the Member States on the risks deriving from the use of profiling; Identifying the level of awareness of a selected sample/group of interviewers in testing partner countries; Identifying the countermeasures adopted in all EU Member States.
Donor: European Commission, DG Justice