On 14, 15 June 2011 the SMART project held its kick-off meeting in Lyon, France. The meeting was hosted by the International Criminal Police Organization INTERPOL. The project brings together 20 different institutional partners from a variety of discipline and research backgrounds from 16 countries in Europe.

The SMART combines a technical review of key application with a review of existing pertinent legislation with the aim to analyze the smart surveillance technologies. The main project activities are: calculation of risk factors in a number of priority application areas for smart surveillance technologies including border control, crowd-control, counter-terrorism and e-government, evaluation of the available safeguards for on-line surveillance and associated risks inherent in data-sharing and exchange as well as the creation of a tool-kit which would be useful to system designers, policy makers and legislative draftsmen across Europe.

During the meeting the partners discussed and approved a number of items including three year project plan and outline dissemination strategy.

Law and Internet Foundation was represented on the event by Dr. George Dimitrov - Chairperson of Law and Internet Foundation and head of the Working Package Smart Surveillance in Key Area of Application 4 – e-Government".

SMART is implemented with the financial support of European Commission under Seventh Framework Programme.

For additional information about the project please visit the following web address: http://netlaw.bg/l_en/?s=18&u=65.