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Katarzyna Szymielewicz

President of Panoptykon Foundation and Vice-President of European Digital Rights

Katarzyna Szymielewicz is President of Panoptykon Foundation, a Polish NGO defending human rights in the context of contemporary forms of surveillance. She is also Vice-President of European Digital Rights, a coalition of 33 privacy and civil rights organisations.

In the context of empowering rights holders, it is essential to discuss the missing rights of those under surveillance, especially vulnerable groups such as refugees. These include: the right to information about data being processed, even in national security contexts; the right to understand how decisions have been reached (especially if any form of profiling was involved); and the right to independent oversight and appeal. It is our ethical responsibility to take these challenges very seriously.


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