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Privacy Awareness Through Security Branding

Obiettivo

While it can be assumed that the security industry and organisations will increase their efforts to keep and to strengthen trust relations with citizens, the question however remains: how can one raise more awareness of social conflicts and privacy concerns among those public and private agencies that undermine privacy necessarily on a daily basis in their mission to provide security? PATS follows an approach known as Constructive Technology Assessment (CTA). One central attempt of it is to broaden the design process of new technologies through dialogue between innovators and the public so that developments meet social needs and mismatches, wrong investments, and possible social conflicts can be minimized. The aim of PATS is to increase privacy awareness across various sectors, from firms to government agencies focussing especially on the development and use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and biometrics. On the basis of a socio-technical mapping the idea is to create security brand indicators that refer to the value of privacy. It is well known that neither laws nor other organizational practices can exclusively provide a reasonable level of protection for privacy today. There is some evidence that its protection may well be linked to higher levels of trust and that is a powerful motive for serious self-regulation. What is necessary is to build into the security agencies and actors itself a reflexive capacity that encourages more critical communication and awareness among the stakeholders. The overall objective of PATS is to demonstrate how certain standards of privacy can become a brand label for security organisations on a voluntary but binding basis. Using more reflexive measures such as open expert interviews, dialogue work shops, expert evaluations/focus groups and two major conferences PATS seeks to initiate not only an informed but a constructive debate between stakeholders in order to enable rather proactive than reactive for future policies.

Campo scientifico

  • /scienze umanistiche/arte/arte moderna e contemporanea/radio e televisione
  • /scienze sociali/legge

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Coordinatore

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Indirizzo
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Germania
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 269 267,64
Contatto amministrativo
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)

Partecipanti (6)

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING
Israele
Contributo UE
€ 183 505
Indirizzo
Tel Aviv University Ramat-aviv
69978 Ramat Aviv Tel Aviv
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Yair Sharan (Dr.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finlandia
Contributo UE
€ 76 932,70
Indirizzo
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Heljä Kajander (Ms.)
FUNDACJA EUROPEJSKIEJ WSPOLPRACY NAUKOWEJ

Partecipazione conclusa

Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 7 363,32
Indirizzo
Modlinska 105
05110 Jabłonna
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Tadeusz Zolotowski (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 171 213,91
Indirizzo
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Sarah Taylor (Dr.)
Temple University-Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
Stati Uniti
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€ 166 679,25
Indirizzo
N. Broad Street 1601
19122 Philadelphia
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Hector Postigo (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 89 632,18
Indirizzo
Ul Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza 68
90 136 Lodz
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ewelina Wronka (Ms.)