Data Festival


7 November 2023




Convention & Exhibition Center, Punta del Este - Uruguay

Margarita Trovato will participate in the Data Festival on November 7 in the open debate: “Biometric data in the city, security versus privacy?

Facial recognition and other biometric data are presented as a type of personal data that allows security forces to manage the security of urban spaces with supposed greater certainty, for example, by identifying and checking pedestrians for fugitives or people dangerous. There is an entire market of facial recognition systems, and other biometric data, to which states resort today in search of reinforcing narratives of surveillance, control and security in cities, but are they really efficient? What do we do and what do we give up in exchange?

Participating in the debate in Uruguay: Access Now, Derechos Digitales and Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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