Surveillance, Privacy and Security: A large scale participatory assessment of criteria and factors determining acceptability and acceptance of security technologies in Europe
The SurPRISE project is concerned with the tensions which might exist between the duty of governments to guarantee territorial and personal security, on the one hand, and people’s right to have their privacy respected on the other. The project asks whether citizens are prepared to accept a trade-off between security and privacy, or whether there are other factors involved in their estimation of surveillance technologies. Consultations with citizens will be organised in a number of European countries and the results thus obtained will enable guiding principles and recommendations to be drawn up for solutions and security policies that are compatible with the right of individuals to privacy. The project involves eleven European partners and is financed by the European Union.
Short title:
SurPRISE
Start date:
2012
End date:
2015
Countries in scope:
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italian, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ungary, Norway
Homepage:
http://www.ta-swiss.ch/en/projects/international-projects/surprise
Focus:
International projects
Contact person:
Danielle Bütschi
Contact email:
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Project leader:
Centre for Technology Assessment (TA-SWISS)
Country:
CH
Partner institutes:
Institute of Technology Assessment (OeAW ITA)

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