A BAN ON BIOMETRIC MASS SURVEILLANCE IN PUBLIC SPACES
OUR GOVERNMENTS WANT TO SPY ON US
BUT WE’RE NOT OKAY WITH THAT
As a result, there’s been global uproar against the use of these technologies due to the alarming consequences for fundamental rights, as these technologies fuel mass surveillance and racial discrimination.Do you want to live in a society in which people are tracked, judged and classified based on their appearance and behaviour? If not, keep reading!
Stay informed about our work on biometric mass surveillance in Europe
WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT IT?
We need the European Commission to impose a ban of biometric mass surveillance technologies throughout the European Union and to acknowledge the adverse effect ofbiometric surveillance methods on our fundamental rights.
OUR DEMANDS/ACTION POINTS
Biometric surveillance is an enormous breach of our right to privacy. It happens without our consent and its effects are chilling. Technology that tracks and classifies us if we look nervous or stressed, if we dress or look different, or if we’re just acting plain weird, should simply not exist in a democratic society where we have the right to be free and the right to our privacy.
What’s more, government experimentation with this technology has already led to the false incrimination of individuals and the discrimination of certain groups of people.
We want to put an end to mass surveillance by:
- Pressing the European Commission to propose a ban on facial surveillance and behavioural detection technology in public spaces
- Supporting civil society in their critical work to raise awareness on the risks of thesetechnologies - such as endorsing the European Citizen’s Initiative #ReclaimYourFace
- Building a society of trust, not suspicion.
OUR CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES
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The biometric outrun
The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament launches a social impact video game, raising awareness on the urgent need to ban biometric surveillance in public spaces.
The playful, yet serious game will be used to inform and generate a deeper interest in the broader public about the risks of biometric data gathered in public spaces.
The player’s task is to navigate through public places and try to avoid different levels of surveillance systems. The pedagogic setting of the game calls on the player to collect real information, like news and articles, about the current state of the debate on the ban of biometrics. Each stage, however, brings the player to a higher level of surveillance.
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interactive map on current practices of biometric mass surveillance in the European Union
The map displays the current deployments and the actors of remote biometric identification (RBI) technologies in the EU