RISING PAN-EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS OF BIOMETRICS AND SECURITY ETHICS www.riseproject.eu RISE 1 March 2009 - 28 Feb 2012 A RESEARCH PROJECT FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE UNIT IN THE SCOPE OF THE FP7
RISE CONSORTIUM Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship (Italy) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Biometric Research Center (China) Centre for Policy on Emerging Technologies (United States) Lancaster University (United Kingdom) European Biometric Forum (Ireland) Global Security Intelligence LLC (United States) Data Security Council of India (India) University of Tartu (Estonia) Taiwan University College of Law (Taiwan)
NEXT RISE EVENTS September 23-24 2010, Brussels Workshop on Ethical and Policy Implications Global Mobility and Security II October 21-22, 2010, Taipei Pan Asian Conference on Ethics of Security Technologies December 9 -10 2010, Brussels RISE Stakeholder Conference and Joint Conference with the HIDE Project May 5 -6 2011, Washington DC High Level Meeting on Transatlantic Policy Issues October (date tbc) 2011, Beijing High Level Workshop on Global Governance of Biometric Technologies December 1-2 2011, Brussels 4th International Conference of Ethics and Policy of Biometrics
The Red Queen’s Race The Red Queen's race is an incident that appears in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass and involves the Red Queen, a representation of a Queen in chess, and Alice constantly running but remaining in the same spot.
Security technologyruns the risktogive birth to a Red Queen’s race • History teaches that worrying overmuch about risks rarely stops them. Technology is hardly the solution to policy problems. • If we are concerned about ethical and social implications of security technology, we would do better to try formulating policies rather than searching for mere technological fix.
RISE Goal • We need • A vision for the implementation of biometric technology • a strategic policy agenda which focuses on ethical and human issues, say, an enterprise similar to what happened with genetic technology and the Human Genome Project in the 1990s .
I would like to thank all chairs, speakers, and participants who are attending this workshop for having accepted RISE invitation, in particular Commissioner and Vice President Mr Siim Kallas, the Estonian Minister of Defence, Mr Jaak Aaviksoo I wishyou a fruitful meeting