Ban Biometric Mass Surveillance!

In February 2021, we are launching a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI)

Join the


people who are already part of the movement

The civil society coalition protecting our dignity, our communities and our public space. We demand:


Facial recognition is being used across Europe in secretive and discriminatory ways. What tools are being used? Is there evidence that it’s really needed? What is it motivated by? Authorities and companies, we demand explanations.

Red lines

Some uses of biometrics are just too harmful: unfair treatment based on how we look, no right to express ourselves freely, being treated as a potential criminal suspect. Only a ban on biometric mass surveillance can protect us.

Respect for humans

Biometric mass surveillance is designed to manipulate our behaviour and control what we do. The general public are being used as experimental test subjects. We demand respect for our free will and free choices. Reclaim Your face!

ReclaimYourFace is a movement led by civil society organisations across Europe:

Access Now ARTICLE19 Bits of Freedom CCC Digitalcourage Digitale Gesellschaft EDRi Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights Homo Digitalis IuRe La Quadrature du Net Metamorphosis Foundation Panoptykon Foundation Privacy International SHARE Foundation

We are grateful for the support of our campaign partners:

Associazione Luca Coscioni Certi Diritti CILD Digitale Freiheit Eumans info.nodes info.nodes Ligue des Droits Humains (BE) STRALI Privacy Network