Thomas Lohninger: “Please Identify Yourself! What to expect of Europe's ubiquitous digital identification infrastructure”

Thomas Lohninger will talk about the Digital Identity Systems.

Speaker: Thomas Lohninger (epicenter.works), Moderator: Erich Prem (eutema & TU Wien)
Speaker: Thomas Lohninger (epicenter.works), Moderator: Erich Prem (eutema & TU Wien)

January 23rd 2024

  • 17:00 – 18:00 CET
  • This is an online-only event.
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January 23, 2024
5:00 – 6:00 PM
(17:00) CET


Digital Identity Systems are on the rise worldwide. While global majority countries already have ample experience with their pitfalls and human rights implications, Europe just concluded its big digital identity reform without any concern for the experiences of other regions. Thomas Lohninger works for Austria’s biggest digital rights NGO epicenter.works and has shaped the 2,5 year negotiations for the new EU law. This presentation will showcase realistic use-cases of the technology from age verification, online identification, customer tracking up to replacing CAPTCHAs. We will discuss essential safeguards that attempt to make such systems of government certified personal data exchanges less dangerous in a world of surveillance capitalism and rising authoritarianism.


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“Please Identify Yourself! What to expect of EU's ubiquitous digital identification infrastructure”
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