This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 285492.

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SurPRISE and its results…

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Joint conference of SurPRISE, PRISMS and PACT – Download Material 

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  • Recommendations of the EGE on the ethics of surveillance and security technologies
    Julian Kinderlerer,
    European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), Belgium
  • Key findings of the three projects SurPRISE, PRISMS and PACT
    PACT: J. Peter Burgess, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway
    PRISMS: Michael Friedewald, Fraunhofer ISI, Germany
    SurPRISE: Johann ČAS, Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA/OEAW), Austria
  • Voicing and addressing European complaints
    Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor, Belgium

Day 2

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

  • Sunil Patil (RAND, UK) (PACT): Privacy, security and surveillance preferences of European citizens – overview of PACT’s empirical findings
  • Evelien De Pauw & Hans Vermeersch (Vives, Belgium): Framing effects on the acceptance of surveillance-oriented security technologies
  • Sara Degli Esposti (Open University – OU, UK), Vincenzo Pavone & Elvira Santiago-Gómez (Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC, Spain) (SurPRISE): Aligning security and privacy: en route toward acceptable surveillance

Session 4

Session 5

  • Georg Markus Kainz & Christian Jeitler (quintessenz, Austria): The dangers of boundless surveillance in a democratic society
  • Lilian Mitrou, Prokopios Drogkaris & George Leventakis (Center for Security Studies – KEMEA, Greece): Legal and social aspects of surveillance technologies: CCTV in Greece
  • Florian Idelberger (European University Institute, Italy): Privacy and security through technical solutions and their regulation – Will the law of the future be written in code?

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8