Come to Italy: we've got pizza, pasta and surveillance technologies!

Italian Hacker Camp

Come to Italy: we've got pizza, pasta and surveillance technologies!

Speakers:

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In this talk I'll describe a project that aims to take advantage of the availability of public procurement data sets, required by anticorruption transparency laws, to discover government surveillance capabilities in Italy. In this talk I'll present a mixed-strategy approach, based on transparency and privacy activism, to uncover government capabilities analyzing procurement data of Ministry of Interior, Justice and Defense that are allowed by law to buy and use surveillance products and services. This project will present manifold outcomes, such as the mapping of surveillance capabilities, monitoring governmental expenditures, discovering governmental project codenames, providers and peculiar participants of surveillance related tenders. Taking advantage of the new italian FOIA laws, I've been asking for: - all invoices of each company that we found out selling surveillance technologies to the government - all technical and economic offers of all the contractors related to surveillance technologies - guidelines for using such tools - export licenses In this talk I'll show results in: - Mapping surveillance capabilities of the Government - Updating a database of companies selling surveillance tech - Discovering official resellers of other foreign surveillance companies - Detailing governmental expenditures for surveillance technologies

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Riccardo Coluccini got his Master’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and he’s now working as a freelance journalist — most of the time writing for Motherboard Italy — and advocating for digital rights. He is a member of the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights and is currently running a project to monitor Italian government surveillance capabilities using transparency tools.


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HERMES Center For Transparency And Digital Human Rights
 

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https://www.hermescenter.org/

Informazioni pratiche

Data
04/08/2018 11:30
Durata
50 minuti
Location
MAGRATHEA