Rise of Covid Surveillance and Facial Recognition

How useful is biometric surveillance to stop the spread.


The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in several global systems failing, systems originally built to handle emergencies. This emergency is being used as a chance to experiment with new forms of technology to understand how diseases spread. In this session the speakers will discuss the rise of facial recognition surveillance technologies in India and the implications for privacy protection, while also looking at the effectiveness of these technologies.

1. Smriti Parsheera is a lawyer and technology policy researcher. She is a Fellow with the CyberBRICS Project.
2. Vidushi Marda is a legal researcher interested in the interplay between emerging technologies, policy, and society. She is a part of Article 19’s digital team.
3. Anushka Jain is a lawyer and policy researcher interested in disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, facial recognition and machine learning. She works as the Transparency and RTI fellow at the Internet Freedom Foundation.

Date: Friday, 22nd May, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Join the session via this url https://conf.internetfreedom.in/b/iff-a4a-rwz at 6 p.m

Who should participate:

Policy researchers, privacy engineers, academics working on/with evaluating covid technologies. Members of tech-policy advocacy organizations and journalists are welcome to join and ask questions

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