Monitoring report on emerging ethical challenges and current societal debates: Deliverable D2.2 of the LASIE [LArge Scale Information Exploitation of Forensic Data] project

Dariusz Kloza, Stine Bergersen, Rocco Bellanova, Ida Rødningen

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The purpose of this deliverable is to report to the LASIE consortium on any changes on the technological, regulatory and societal levels that might be of importance in the LASIE prototype and its further development. The work reported in this deliverable was done under WP2, as part of the task T2.2 (Privacy Monitoring). The structure contains four main sections, the first two reporting on the technological landscape and change, and the two next sections focus on legislative and societal change, respectively. Finally, we provide recommendations drawn from the above analysis, and formulates advice on how to take into consideration the societal issues raised by LASIE (data protection, ethics, privacy and so on). The deliverable ultimately asks what, if anything, has changed on any of these levels and in what way this is relevant to the LASIE project?
The first main section corresponds to the need, as formulated in Deliverable D2.1, to develop a module in the LASIE framework that will deal with ethical and regulatory concerns, and presents the Ethics and Digital Evidence (EDE) module. It can be explained as “filters” that regulate and limit the normal functionalities of the prototype to assist law enforcement agencies in analysis of evidence, and implemented in a centralized module. The section on technological change reports that LASIE will be playing a key role in the evolution of the MPEG standardization activity (namely standardized ways to orchestrate media information in a security environment), and in the continued successful implementation of Deep Learning technologies to LASIE development. The reform of the EU data protection framework, in particular GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), is presented in the next section, as is the Police and Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive and the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive on common cyber security standards. The former introduces new mandatory legal and extra-legal tools for protection: data protection by design (DPbD), data protection by default, privacy- and data protection impact assessments and mandatory DPO. We also discuss the legal status of digital evidence and individual rights in criminal proceedings. The fourth section looks at societal change and acceptability: if and why this should be taken into consideration for LASIE.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOslo
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2016


  • privacy
  • data protection
  • surveillance
  • change
  • CCTV
  • law enforcement

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