SurPRISE (Surveillance, Privacy and Security)

Project Description:

“SurPRISE re-examined the relationship between security and privacy, which is commonly positioned as a ‘trade-off’. Where security measures and technologies involve the collection of information about citizens, questions arise as to whether and to what extent their privacy has been infringed. This infringement of individual privacy is sometimes seen as an acceptable cost of enhanced security. Similarly, it is assumed that citizens are willing to trade off their privacy for enhanced personal security in different settings. This common understanding of the security-privacy relationship, both at state and citizen level, has informed policymakers, legislative developments and best practice guidelines concerning security developments across the EU.”

Funder: EU-FP7

Website: http://surprise-project.eu/

Host institution (s): Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Agencia de Protección de Datos de la Comunidad de Madrid, Instituto de Politicas y Bienes Publicos/Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, The Danish Board of Technology, European University Institute, Verein für Rechts-und Kriminalsoziologie (Austria), Median Opinion and Market Research Limited Company, The Norwegian Board of Technology, Open University, Centre for Technology Assessment, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz