Beyond the security paradox : Ten criteria for a socially informed security policy
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This article investigates the normative and procedural criteria adopted by European citizens to assess the acceptability of surveillance-oriented security technologies. It draws on qualitative data gathered at 12 citizen summits in nine European countries. The analysis identifies 10 criteria, generated by citizens themselves, for a socially informed security policy. These criteria not only reveal the conditions, purposes and operation rules that would make current European security policies and technologies more consistent with citizens’ priorities. They also cast light on an interesting paradox: although people feel safe in their daily lives, they believe security could, and should, be improved.
Pavone , V , Ball , K , Degli Esposti , S , Dibb , S & Santiago Gomez , E 2017 , ' Beyond the security paradox : Ten criteria for a socially informed security policy ' Public Understanding of Science , vol OnlineFirst . DOI: 10.1177/0963662517702321
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This article is based on a research that has been funded by the EU project “SurPriSe: Surveillance, Privacy and Security: A large scale participatory assessment of criteria and factors determining acceptability and acceptance of security technologies in Europe”, which received funding from the FP7 program, under the grant number: 285492.
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