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Digital innovation conference explores migration challenges

On 13 June, FRA spoke at a high-level panel discussion on digitalisation and migration challenges. The discussion featured during a conference on digital innovation.

The European Asylum Agency organised the event together with the General Directors’ Immigration Services Conference and the Inter-Governmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees.

FRA shared key points from its work on artificial intelligence, such as the need for fundamental rights impact assessments. Such assessments should look at all affected rights, not just privacy and non-discrimination. It raised concerns related to some technologies in the migration context such as the use of lie detectors in asylum procedures.

It also referred to its work on large-scale IT systems, and FRA’s suggestion to establish an independent reviewer as mentioned its Fundamental Rights Report 2023.