In the last decade, a large number of people have been displaced due to conflicts, consequences of the climate emergency and other economic reasons. In Europe, the so-called refugee crisis has become a testing ground for exploring the use of artificial intelligence for law enforcement and border security. Interoperable databases, facial recognition and fingerprint registration, iris data collection, lie detectors and other forms of data-based risk assessment are now part of EU border policies. However, there is a high level of opacity related to private actors benefiting from large investment by EU agencies, such as Frontex or eu-LISA.
In this event, we will explore which digital methodologies could be implemented in the field of accountability and transparency, to follow the money and analyse the migration industry in the EU.
Speaker: Ana Valdivia.