Public security and big data study launched during seminar in Rio de Janeiro

The meeting will bring together public security officials from Rio de Janeiro, representatives of civil society organizations and researchers in the fields of law and technology.
Public Policy
23 March 2023
Public security and big data study launched during seminar in Rio de Janeiro

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School is holding a seminar called “Public Security in the Age of Big Data: Challenges in Implementing New Technologies to Fight Crime” and a study of the same title will be launched during it. This public event will take place on March 29, at 9 am, in hybrid format, in FGV’s main building and on its YouTube channel.

The meeting will bring together public security officials from Rio de Janeiro, representatives of civil society organizations and researchers in the fields of law and technology.

The study, “Public Security in the Age of Big Data: Challenges in Implementing New Technologies to Fight Crime,” is based on 18 months of research. It presents a nationwide diagnosis of the implementation of technology tools and databases to tackle crime. The seminar will discuss how new technologies have been used in public security and the criminal justice system in Rio de Janeiro and across Brazil in recent years. Academics will explore the possibilities for optimizing management and planning strategies to combat crime.

The speakers will include Professor Fernanda Prates of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School; Professor Thiago Bottino of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School; Professor Daniel Vargas of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School and FGV EESP; Lieutenant Colonel Alexandre Leite, the operational coordinator of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police Command and Control Center; Police Chief Marcos Felipe Motta, the director of the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police Electronic Search Department; and Pedro Borges, an attorney at the Rio de Janeiro State Public Prosecutors’ Office.

The seminar will also feature Heloisa Estellita (FGV Direito São Paulo); Eduardo Fagundes, a researcher at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Center for Science Applied to Public Security (FGV CCAS); Pablo Nunes, a professor and coordinator of the Center for Security and Citizenship Studies in Rio de Janeiro; and Nina da Hora, a researcher at the Center for Technology and Society at the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School.

According to Professor Fernanda Prates, the meeting’s organizer, the aim is to promote reflection on the way these technological tools are being used and their real impacts on public security management. “This seminar will be an opportunity for dialogue with public officials and to reflect on ways forward to improve the use of technologies to combat crime in Rio de Janeiro and throughout Brazil,” she says.

To take part in the seminar free of charge, sign up here.

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