Vincenzo Tiani at the Milano Digital Week on Facial Recognition and Mass Surveillance

Published on: March 19, 2021

Vincenzo Tiani, Partner of Panetta & Associati and Senior Consultant of Strand | PTP, will moderate the panel on the use of Facial Recognition for mass surveillance at the Milano Digital Week.
The panel, Cities under Surveillance, will take place today at 16:00 online HERE (in Italian only).

Guests include:
Matteo Navacci, Co-Founder Privacy Network
Laura Carrer, researcher at the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights and freelance journalist

Facial recognition is a technology that is increasingly used in both the public and private sectors. The idea is simple: to make us all identifiable in real-time by machines. The purposes are endless: social control, predictive policing, background checks, access to public services – right up to disturbing scenarios of the emotional and psychological state assessment. But what impact does all this have on public space and our cities? We will talk about how facial recognition risks weakening our democracies and compressing our fundamental rights, with a particular focus on the Italian situation, together with the Italian promoters of the #ReclaimYourFace campaign.








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