We are please to inform you that with September 30, 2010 we released Newsletter #10. Subscribe to the HIDE Newsletter and you will be sent the document automaticly.

Focus Group Meeting
The Agenda for the upcoming FG Meeting on Technology Convergence on September 14, 2010 in Paris is now published.
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Body Scanners
On June 15, 2010 the European Commission published a communication on "body scanners" between the EC and the European Parliament.
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Dialogue; Volume 3, No. 10, September 2010

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HIDE – Homeland Security, Biometric Identification & Personal Detection Ethics

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Vision statement

We work to make the world a safer and freer place by promoting an open international dialogue on liberty, security and democracy and by building confidence and improving understanding among the main international and transnational actors. We also strives to advance a new and comprehensive, win-win, concept of surveillance technologies by building a new global second-track architecture based on search for common values and shared goals in the global community.

Mission statement

HIDE's mission is to set up a platform devoted to ethical and privacy issues of biometrics and personal detection technologies which addresses transnational (European) and international problems. HIDE aims to become the preeminent catalyst for innovative policy solutions to emerging ethical problems in the area of surveillance technologies, especially where collaboration among national and international agencies, communities, businesses, and NGOs is crucial. HIDE promotes creative problem solving and provides for concrete tools for a successful dialogue.


Facts & Figures

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Contract No: FP7-217762
Programme: FP7 Capacities
Science in Society
Ethics and Security Research
Funding scheme: CSA (Coordinating)
Duration: 36 months
Starting Date: February 1, 2008
Grant: 963.000 €


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