Draft withdrawal a step towards moratorium on biometric surveillance
As an organisation dedicated to digital rights and freedoms, fighting against the use of mass biometric surveillance, we welcome the decision of the Serbian Minister of Interior to withdraw the controversial Draft Law on Internal Affairs.
We call on the authorities to take another step and impose a moratorium on the use of advanced technologies for biometric surveillance and mass processing of citizens’ biometric data. Such a move would be in line with the recommendations of the United Nations and the European Union, as well as of numerous organisations and experts around the world.
We also call on the Ministry and the Government of Serbia to secure a broad public debate in the future law-making process, especially when intending to regulate the use of advanced technologies in our society, so that we could jointly contribute to the quality of laws concerning all Serbian citizens.