Profiling Project at #CPDP2014

Francesca Bosco (UNICRI) will present first outcomes of the profiling project’ survey on European national Data Protection Authorities’ experiences with profiling issues and their perspectives on automated profilingat the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection.

Wednesday, January 22 8.45am at Petite Halle:
“Law Enforcement, Profiling and Social Media”.

Moderated by Gary Marx, MIT; Chair: Mathias Vermeulen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)

Panelists: Alba Bosch, EDPS (EU), Francesca Bosco, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (INT), Ahmed Ghappour, University of Texas at Austin (US), Sadhbh McCarthy, Centre for Irish and European Security (IE)

Panel Description:

The automated collection of large amounts of (personal) data is one of the most important technological challenges to the protection of the right to privacy and the protection of personal data. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are increasingly mining  social networking sites in order to detect unexpected (communication) patterns between users. This panel will address different profiling techniques that are currently being used by these security actors and will examine their impact on the protection of privacy and the protection of personal data.

  • How does profiling using social media work?
  • How are law enforcement agencies using social media to profile people?
  • What is the legal framework, and what are the challenges to this framework, posed by social media profiling?
  • How do data protection authorities assess the challenges of social media profiling?