Profiling Project to be presented at the European Parliament on 4 November

Presentation of the European Project “Profiling”: challenges for EU institutions in safeguarding fundamental rights

Brussels, 4 November 2014. The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and its partners, invite you to attend the final event of the PROFILING project “PROtecting citizens’ rights Fighiting ILlicit profilING” funded by the European Commission, within the framework of the FRaC Programme.

One of the biggest challenges posed by the global technological evolution to the right of data protection is the processing of such data in the context of automated profiling: the automated processing of data to develop predictive knowledge in the form of profiles that can subsequently be applied as a basis for decision-making.

The Profiling Project is focused on identifying and tackling the challenges posed by technology to the fundamental right to data protection. The project’s objectives also included the assessment of the level of awareness and measures in place at European level.

In view of the conclusion of the project UNICRI and its partners are now organizing a final conference with Members of the European Parliament and some of the main European stakeholders involved in this field. It will represent an opportunity to discuss the main results and findings of the project and the role of European institutions in safeguarding fundamental rights in the context of automated profiling.

In order to confirm your attendance, please contact Ms. Elise Vermeersch at by 27 October.

Meeting venue: European Parliament, Bât. Altiero Spinelli,  Room 5G 305, 60 Rue Wiertz/Wiertzstraat 60 – Brussels (Belgium)

Meeting schedule: h 18.00 – 20.00

Main Findings from the PROFILING Conference


During the PROFILING Conference, held in Rome on 26 September, the results of the survey conducted in the 28 European Union Member States and Switzerland as well as the results of the fieldworks conducted in Romania, Germany and Italy were presented.

In this section you can download some of the principal materials presented during the Conference: