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RESPECT – Rules, Expectations & Security through Privacy-Enhanced Convenient Technologies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285582

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 239 900,42

  • EU contribution

    € 3 492 690,45

Coordinated by:

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

Objective

Convenience and cost-effectiveness are the two key considerations for both citizens and security forces when deciding which technologies to embrace or avoid in the Information Society. State actors and private corporations adopt information communication technologies (ICTs) because they are cost-effective. The motivation for adoption may be different in the private and public sectors but once adopted these ICTs are then capable of being bridged in multiple ways permitting police/security forces to go beyond the data they gather directly but also increasingly tap into data gathered and stored by private corporations. These ICTs, which have to date gone through a period of largely organic growth, will be deemed to be “in balance” if they are implemented in a way which respects individual privacy while still maximising convenience, profitability, public safety and security. RESPECT seeks to investigate if the current and foreseeable implementation of ICTs in surveillance is indeed “in balance” and, where a lack of balance may exist or is perceived by citizens not to exist, the project explores options for redressing the balance through a combination of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies and operational approaches. Investigating at least five key sectors not yet tackled by other recent projects researching surveillance (CCTV, database mining and interconnection, on-line social network analysis, RFID & geo-location/sensor devices, financial tracking), RESPECT will also carry out quantitative and qualitative research on citizens’ awareness and attitudes to surveillance. RESPECT will produce tools that would enable policy makers to understand the socio-cultural as well as the operational and economic impact of surveillance systems. The project will also produce operational guidelines incorporating privacy by design approaches which would enable law enforcement agencies to deploy surveillance systems with lowest privacy risk possible and maximum security gain to citizens.
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Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Address

Broerstraat 5
9712cp Groningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 540 107,20

Administrative Contact

Annette Schockman-Sannes (Ms.)

Participants (20)

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 49 600

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 121 326,40

LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 226 800

UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 132 160

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 206 400

UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 28 000

PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 138 725,40

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 55 680

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 203 848

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 124 400

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 158 282,80

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 124 468,75

UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 120 160

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 192 468,80

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 188 513,60

Masarykova univerzita

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 144 687,20

Edith Cowan University

Australia

EU Contribution

€ 185 469,50

THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 406 780

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 59 172,80

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 640

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285582

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 239 900,42

  • EU contribution

    € 3 492 690,45

Coordinated by:

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands