Privacy and Security in Europe

Fuchs, Christian (2013) Privacy and Security in Europe. Working Paper. PACT.

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The overall task of this paper is to contribute to the analysis of the relationship of privacy and security in Europe. Critical observers have pointed out that since 9/11, Europe has followed a path of increased citi‐ zens’ surveillance that puts privacy concerns at risk. The question that arises is if a trade‐off between privacy and security is a necessary political option, or if alternatives exist. The paper contributes to this discussion by first presenting theoretical reflections that are then used for conducting a policy analysis of recent EU policy documents that focus on the relationship between privacy and security in Europe (Euro‐ pean Security Strategy 2003, Report on the European Security Strategy 2008, Stockholm Programme 2010, EU Internal Security Strategy 2010‐2014). The analysis shows that the relationship of privacy and security in Europe is a hot policy issue that is hotly contested within the European public sphere.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: The Privacy & Security-Research Paper Series, edited by Emilio Mordini and Christian Fuchs. Research Paper Number 6. EU FP7 project “PACT – Public Perception of Security and Privacy: Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research into Action
Uncontrolled Keywords: PACT, privacy, security data protection, surveillance, Europe
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
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Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 11:04
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 13:21

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