Protection of privacy: two resolutions adopted at the global level

The National Commission for Computing and Liberties (Cnil) contributed to the writing of two resolutions at the World Assembly for the Protection of Privacy. Gathered from October 25 to 28, 2022 in Turkey, 80 countries mobilized to strengthen international cooperation capacities in cybersecurity and establish principles to regulate facial recognition.

The Global Privacy Assembly was held from October 25-28, 2022 in Turkey. This annual meeting on a global scale presents itself as a place to discuss subjects of common interest related to the protection of privacy. The members of this assembly, such as the Cnil, adopted two resolutions: one on cybersecurity, the other on facial recognition.

In cybersecurity, the meeting decided to strengthen international cooperation. This first resolution aims to improve international regulations relating to cybersecurity. In detail, it aims for the possibilities of cooperation between the members of the assembly in order to share the knowledge, the good information, the technical expertise and the good practices of each one. This mutual assistance “would facilitate investigations and regulatory activities concerning cybersecurity and privacy issues”, according to the Cnil.

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Facial recognition

Regarding facial recognition, the world assembly agrees on the need for clear standards for facial recognition on a global scale. A subject well known by the French national commission following the sanction given against Clerview Al, a company operating a search engine based on facial recognition technology.

The work on facial recognition has also given rise to the approval of six main principles with regard to the organizations that use it: defining a clear legal basis, ensuring reasonable use of the personal data collected, protecting the fundamental rights of and in particular their privacy, ensure transparency, define accountability mechanisms and respect the principles of data protection.

AI, a new means of protecting personal data

The global assembly is also studying the management of risks to rights and freedoms using artificial intelligence (AI). Thus, the Cnil took advantage of the event to present the first results of its new survey on the “capacity and expertise of data protection authorities to deal with issues relating to artificial intelligence”.

Results that still need to be deepened by the working group in 2023 in order to provide useful recommendations. Reflections will also be asked about the use of AI in the recruitment sector.

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Protection of privacy: two resolutions adopted at the global level

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