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[liberationtech] The Brussels Privacy Declaration - CALL FOR SIGNATORIES

A.Cammozzo a.cammozzo at
Fri Jan 25 01:58:58 PST 2013

Dear Kirsten,

good initiative!

In my opinion it would be a nice idea to invite the UE Parliament to 
follow the UE Art. 29 WP recommendations, esp. regarding face 
recognition and video surveillance[1], mentioning the dangers of 
biometric data in SNs.
Considering the visual re-identification of people in real world through 
uploaded photos and face recognition the report says: <<[...] equipping 
video surveillance systems and smartphones with facial recognition 
systems based on social network databases could put an end to anonymity 
and untraced movement of individuals.>> (p.2)  sent an open letter[2] to UE institutions back in 2011, 
asking for a "clear and well-balanced regulatory framework that could 
preserve citizens from privacy intrusions, while also providing the 
Internet industry with a consistent and transparent privacy policy 
environment in which citizens confidence, technology research and 
business can thrive".
Of course is glad to sign!

Best regards,

Alberto Cammozzo, founder

[1]  Open Letter to EU privacy institutions, and replies: 

developments in biometric technologies:


On 01/25/2013 10:01 AM, Kirsten wrote:
> Dear all,
> In response to the massive corporate lobbying in Brussels against the
> data protection reform, European Digital Rights (EDRi), Bits of Freedom
> and Privacy International  drafted a statement
> ( geared towards Members of the European
> Parliament and European governments, demanding of them to protect our
> privacy instead of listening to industry lobbyists.
> You are of course all very welcome to sign if you haven't done so
> already. Please e-mail to sign at We will process
> all incoming e-mails as soon as possible.
> Best,
> Kirsten

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