How to collect speech data with human rights in mind – Workshop at the SPSC Symposium 2021

“Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence”, states Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. With every new abuse case of personal data in language resources, the debate about the security and privacy of the data quickly runs high to go down again soon. These debates often ask for strict regulation: that any data collection should be forbidden or at least strongly regulated. However, the recent improvements for speech-based technologies, i.e. speech recognition, speech understanding and speech interaction, would not be possible without the exhaustive collection of heterogeneous speech data. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from various scientific fields to establish a discussion on the technology-driven and legal-driven perspective on speech data collections. To account for the limited body of literature in that emerging field, the workshop aims to a prepare a written synopsis of the different scientific perspectives on speech data collection with human rights in mind.

Time Schedule of the Workshop

Time Topic
20:00 – 20:10 Opening & Introduction of participants
20:10 – 20:30 Introduction Talks – Widening the Perspective
20:30 – 20:40 Collecting Questions for Subgroup Talks
20:40 – 20:50 Coffee/Late Snack Break
20:50 – 21:30 Discussions in Subgroups
21:30 – 21:50 Joint Discussion of Subgroup’s outcomes
21:50 – 22:00 Closing of the Workshop

Introductory Talks / "Pitch"