Ethics of security and surveillance technologies
Brussels, 20 May 2014
The present Opinion addresses the issues of security and surveillance technologies from an ethical perspective. Further to its Preamble and to introductory considerations, the present Opinion consists of four chapters and concludes with its Recommendations. The first chapter provides an overview and scrutiny of security and surveillance technology applications; the second chapter delves into the legal and regulatory dimension and presents the governance situation and challenges; the third chapter offers the ethical analysis, encompassing the historical and socio-political perspectives as well... as the discussion of the ethical concerns, considerations and concepts; and the fourth chapter scrutinizes and defuses a set of overarching predicaments with regard to the ethics of security and surveillance technologies, leading to the Recommendations.
- Corporate author(s): European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (European Commission) Themes: Information technology and telecommunications
- Subject: ethics, new technology, protection of privacy, security services, telecommunications, video surveillance
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