Aida Ponce Del Castillo

Senior researcher, European Trade Union Institute

Aida Ponce Del Castillo holds a PhD in Law (‘Doctor Europaeus’) and a Master's degree in Bioethics. Aida is a senior researcher at the Brussels based Foresight Unit of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). Her research focuses on the legal, social and regulatory issues of emerging technologies. Additionally, she is in charge of conducting foresight projects at ETUI. She is a member of the Working Party on Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technologies (BNCT) at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

My Sessions

A Step Too Far? Assessing the Impact of Data Surveillance on Employees (Sponsored by Manetu)

Employee surveillance and biometric data has seen a surge in use over the past few years including in the workplace. For example employers use this for Fingerprint scanners, iris scanners, and facial recognition are deployed to open doors, unlock elevators, and to decrypt computers and files on a regular basis by big corporations and public organisations.

Although this can be an efficient way for an organisation to keep track of their staff, this has serious implications if data is lost or misused. This panel will look at the ethics and privacy implications of the use of biometric data and best practice for employers using this data.

  • Stewart Room, Partner, Global Head of Data Protection & Cyber Security, DwF