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eBOS Participates at the “Emerging Law Enforcement Technologies and Society” Conference and the “Training of Law Enforcement Officers” Session in Vilnius, Lithuania

On 29th and 30th of May 2023, Mrs. Giota Lilli (R&D Project Manager) participated in the “Emerging Law Enforcement Technologies and Society” Conference, as well as in the “Training of Law Enforcement Officers” session that took place in Vilnius, Lithuania. The conference was organised by the Lithuanian Police, Trilateral Research, and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven from the EU funded Horizon 2020 project DARLENE, together with the project FACES-AI, implemented by the Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences.

The Police Commissioner General of Lithuania, Mr. Renatas Požėla initiated the event with his opening speech, and gave the floor to the rest of the speakers invited to provide further analysis on emerging law enforcement technologies and their impact on society. 

Amongst other speakers, representatives of the European Cybercrime Centre of the EUROPOL, the Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, the Police Department of Lithuania, the London School of Economics, as well as members of the DARLENE consortium and the DARLENE Stakeholder Board members attended the conference and presented various interesting topics, covering for example, facial recognition technologies, police drones combined with virtual reality, the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the society. The attendees had the opportunity to participate in panel sessions, and learn more about the DARLENE project. 

On the second day, May 30th, the project partners of the DARLENE consortium CERTH-ITI, LP, FORTH, YBQ, KEMEA, TRI, KUL, EBOS, and PLV successfully completed the “Training of Law Enforcement Officers” session, organised by the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania. Amongst others, the legal challenges, the DARLENE safeguards, and a detailed overview on the Wearable Edge Computing Node (WECN) prototype and 5G glasses, were presented, including the DARLENE’s Toolkit, where the participants were encouraged to engage in hands-on sessions focused on the project’s use cases.