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1 The Center for Science, Society and Citizenship (CSSC) Independent Research Centre Rome, Italy Holly Ashton – Holly has a background in psychology (University of Leicester, 2007). She serves as a research assistant at CSSC, where she has been working on the projects NMFR Disaster (SEC Call 1) and ACTIBIO (ICT Call 1) SEC_2010_6_5_1_Ethical Aspects of Security Technologies /Info Day on Security Research – 16/09/09 – Holly Ashton

2 CSSC Skills & Experience Europe’s leading independent research centre specializing in advice on political, ethical and social issues raised by emerging technologies. Pioneered research on ethical and policy implications of emerging technologies in the fields of ICT for: ageing, eInclusion, biometrics, security and identification technology. SEC_2010_6_5_1_Ethical Aspects of Security Technologies /Info Day on Security Research – 16/09/09 – Holly Ashton

3 CSSC Skills & Experience 2 Since 2002 CSSC has participated in 12 EC funded projects in FP5, FP6 and FP7 Of those, we have coordinated 5 and been workpackage leaders in the others. SEC_2010_6_5_1_Ethical Aspects of Security Technologies /Info Day on Security Research – 16/09/09 – Holly Ashton

4 CSSC Skills & Experience 3 Within ‘Security’ we worked on the NMFR Disaster project. A number of the projects have had security implications (e.g. ActiBio, RISE, BITE, HIDE) SEC_2010_6_5_1_Ethical Aspects of Security Technologies /Info Day on Security Research – 16/09/09 – Holly Ashton

5 Projects CSSC are currently co-ordinating a proposal for a project named EAST (discussed on next slide) We are also available for participation in more technology oriented projects which require expertise concerning ethical/social/political components SEC_2010_6_5_1_Ethical Aspects of Security Technologies /Info Day on Security Research – 16/09/09 – Holly Ashton

6 Proposal… SEC_2010_6_5_1_Ethical Aspects of Security Technologies /Info Day on Security Research – 16/09/09 – Holly Ashton E THICAL A SPECTS OF S ECURITY T ECHNOLOGIES (EAST) OBJECTIVE; Review existing codes of conduct, best practices, etc. as to the ethical use of security technologies and the corresponding legal requirements – make recommendations where shortfalls exist

7 Proposal continued… SEC_2010_6_5_1_Ethical Aspects of Security Technologies /Info Day on Security Research – 16/09/09 – Holly Ashton Current Existing Partnership: CSSC (coordinator) Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Faculty of Law) Trilateral Research and Consulting Israel Police

8 Potential Partners for EAST We would welcome collaboration with; Law enforcement agencies Groups involved directly in:  Human Rights protection  Democratic best practice in the field of security SEC_2010_6_5_1_Ethical Aspects of Security Technologies /Info Day on Security Research – 16/09/09 – Holly Ashton

9 Thank You! Holly Ashton – Emilio Mordini – SEC_2010_6_5_1_Ethical Aspects of Security Technologies /Info Day on Security Research – 16/09/09 – Holly Ashton


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