From the Organizers:
In this talk, Ms. Semivolos will analyze the administrative and legal techniques which the Russian government has utilized to commence the adaptation of facial recognition and the construction of Moscow smart city, while also targeting the erosion of the rule of law and that of civil society. On one hand, administrative and scientific accounts of Moscow smart city are vehemently positive. Some experts posit that smart city’s construction, and the growing presence of informational technologies in citizens’ lives will lead to a higher degree of democratization. However, what is also taking place is the emergence of more sophisticated means to surveil. I will explore the subtle and important processes that energize the advent of Moscow the smart city: the administrative and legal agendas leading the adaptation of facial recognition technologies, and how the latter affect the life of Russian civil society and its basic engine, the rule of law.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
7 pm – 9 pm CT
701 Brazos Street Suite 150 · Austin, TX
This event is organized not by EFF, but by EFF-Austin, a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.