Drones and robots for first aid, the EU turns the spotlight on privacy

The Assistance program aims to understand how remotely guided tools can improve the skills of those involved in the mitigation of environmental disasters and what the impact on data protection 26 Jul 2022

How can technology help in the event of environmental and human disasters with the use of drones, robots and other remotely guided tools? And what can be the impact on the protection of personal data? The answers come from the Assistance research (Adapted Situation AwareneSS tools and taIlored training scenarios for increaSing capabiliTies and enhANcing the proteCtion of First RespondErs), funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 measure. The main purpose of the project is twofold: on the one hand, to help and protect the different types of actors involved in emergency response operations working together during the mitigation of major disasters; on the other hand, improve their skills and competences to deal with complex situations related to different types of accidents. The presentation of the first results The first results of the research will be illustrated on Thursday afternoon, in an event on the Meet platform in the presence of Adriana Peduto, Giovanni Maria Riccio and Fabiola Iraci of the E-Lex law firm, and Carmela Occhipinti and Valeria of CyberEthics Lab. The law firm E-Lex is responsible for Assistance of all the profiles related to data protection both in the context of rescue activities, in case of disasters, and during pilots, field tests that have been carried out by the participants in the research consortium. The Assistance project and its solutions will be discussed by Michela Massimi, official of the Guarantor for the protection of personal data, by Raffaella D'Alessandro, of ConsulThink, by Thomas Rossi of Eonpass. Participation in the event is free, info on assistance-project.eu.