Reclaim your face: biometric surveillance and you
October 19 @ 18:00 - 20:00
They are coming for your face and other physical characteristics. Biometric surveillance grows rampant in almost every sector of our public lives, from security to retail stores, from work places to our private domiciles.
Our faces are being stored, analysed, resold and reused for the purposes of surveillance, data mining, crime prevention, marketing and other usages. They’re being used as currency and as a mean of control. At the same time their effectivnes is being questioned and their surveillance potential being highlighted as one of the key reasons against their implementation.
Why is biometric surveillance an ever-growing problem, how do we address it from a political and how from a consumer position and what can we expect moving forward?
Join us in a debate with:
– Matthias Marx, a research associate in the Security in Distributed Systems (SVS) research group at University of Hamburg, Department of Computer Science and