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"Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, and Efficiency"

Objective

"SURVEILLE systematically reviews the impacts of different surveillance systems, and also helps manufacturers and end-users better to develop and deploy these systems. It is a multidisciplinary project combining law, ethics, sociology and technology analysis in a small number of highly collaborative, cross-cutting work packages. SURVEILLE will assess surveillance technology for its actual effectiveness in fighting crime and terrorism, for its social and economic costs, and will survey perceptions of surveillance in the general public and certain identified target groups. The investigation of societal and ethical aspects will focus on undesired side effects of surveillance systems. SURVEILLE will address legal limitations on the use of surveillance technologies as well as ethical constraints. SURVEILLE will include analysis of the potential of 'privacy by design' and privacy-enhancing technologies in the context of surveillance systems. It will interact with technology developers and manufacturers through a systematically delivered advisory service. The issues raised in the advisory service will in turn inform emphases in research deliverables. SURVEILLE will provide an interface with law enforcement officials to seek their feedback as results emerge from the research. The project aims at wide dissemination, including amongst European and national decision-makers. It will also contribute in the field of training of judges, prosecutors and the police. Partners within the SURVEILLE consortium strongly represent academic, commercial, law-enforcement and community actors connected with surveillance."

Fields of science

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 948 570
Administrative Contact
Serena Scarselli (Ms.)

Participants (9)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 410 068
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heather Draper (Prof.)
Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Stora Graebroedersg. 17 B
221 05 Lund
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karol Nowak (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 554 347
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benito Minnella (Dr.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 127 200
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Hoehn (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 928
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 374 400
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beata Bibrowska (Ms.)
FORUM EUROPEEN POUR LA SECURITE URBAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 111 420
Address
Rue Des Montiboeufs 10
75020 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michel Marcus (Mr.)
MERSEYSIDE POLICE AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 200
Address
Canning Place
L69 1JD Liverpool
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helen Stafford (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 471 221
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Mr.)