The 2018 edition of the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) is being held from March 5 - 9 in Valencia, Spain. IFF is an annual gathering that brings together those who defend digital rights around the world – journalists, activists, technologists, policy advocates, digital safety trainers, and designers – to build an inclusive space for knowledge sharing, increase diversity within the Internet freedom community, and collectively aid vulnerable communities by mapping censorship, surveillance and access obstacles. Read more about the IFF here.

This year at IFF, we are organizing a panel discussion to discuss how privacy and data protection norms must adapt to the advent and widespread use of biometric technology. The session is titled "Privacy and Data Protection in the Age of Biometrics", and will take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 12:15 - 1:15 PM in the theater at Las Naves Innovation Center. We have a great panel of experts from across the multi-stakeholder community sharing their views and experiences on the issue, so make sure to stop by if you're attending the IFF. Additional details regarding the session are available here.

We will also be at the expo area from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. You can say hello to Priyanka Chaudhuri from our team there, who will be happy to answer any questions about our work.