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PriMa's First Research Event 10 - 12th of May 2021

Date: 2021-05-10 - 2021-05-12 Location: Virtual Conference; access data will be sent to the participants the evening before the event.

Organizer: PriMa in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.

PriMa (Privacy Matters) is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 Framework. PriMa is a collaboration between 7 research locations and 7 industrial partner organisations with a focus on the analysis and mitigation of privacy risks in a rapidly digitalising society. One factor contributing to the erosion of privacy is the growth in recognition technologies that not only facilitate the recognition of individuals but also the inference from biometric data of emotional state, gender, health, age, and even profession. Another factor is the fast advancement of artificial intelligence, allowing for extensive data mining, and aggregation, linkage and inference of personal information. Hence, there is a real possibility that acceptable privacy may become unattainable unless technological and societal steps are taken to allow citizens to regain control of their personal information. Therefore, the overall objectives of PriMa are:

  • To train 14 creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative researchers as privacy protection experts.
  • To contribute to a full understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of privacy protection in a digitalised society.
  • To contribute to the development of solutions that address this important societal challenge.

PriMa will train a next generation of researchers to define, investigate and implement solutions that ensure secure and efficient privacy protection whilst keeping the advantages of a digitalised society, and provide them with transferable skills to enable effective planning, management and communication of research ideas and outcomes. This will give them excellent career opportunities.

For more information visit the PriMa homepage.

All times refer to CEST.

Monday, 10 May 2021

09:30 Christoph Busch

Biometric privacy and information protection – 1st half



10:40 Christoph Busch

Biometric privacy and information protection – 2nd half


Lunch Break

12:00 Els Kindt

Legal aspects – privacy, security, and data protection

KU Leuven


Tuesday, 11 May 2021

11:10 Julien Bringer

Privacy-preserving computation – 1st half


Lunch Break

12:30 Julien Bringer

Privacy-preserving computation – 2nd half



Wednesday, 12 May 2021

09:00 Research Data

Guest lecture I: Research data collection and processing

10:00 Erik Thorstensen

Guest lecture II: Ethics in applying technologies



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