Managing Privacy Through Accountability
Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 13, 2012 - Business & Economics - 292 pages
Surveillance technologies form an increasingly ubiquitous presence in many EU member states. CCTV cameras, traffic regulation systems, ID cards, biometric developments, airport security checks and on-line forms of dataveillance are just some of the many ways in which the public are subject to forms of scrutiny, data collection, data storage and data sharing. These surveillance systems are often welcomed as a means of protection and for easing public fears, but also raise profound questions for democratic states of the nature of the relationship between state and citizenry. Currently, regulation of surveillance systems differs across EU member states, including legal prohibitions, forms of licensing, self-certification, data protection and information or data protection commissioners. Forms of accountability have emerged as one means by which the potential consequences of surveillance systems might be recognized and assessed and formally incorporated into public sector policy or into the ways in which companies do business. Managing Privacy through Accountability draws together contributions from leading figures in the field of surveillance to engage in discussion of the emergence of accountability as a central motif in debates around privacy invasion and privacy protection. It is the first book to engage in this debate.
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1 The Meaning of Accountability in the Information Privacy Context
Assumptions and Caveats
Origin Development and Future Directions
4 The Challenges of Working Out Surveillance and Accountability in Theory and Practice
We Need to Get Together
6 Privacy and Trust in Sociotechnical Systems of Accountability
7 Maintaining Sovereignty over Personal Data in Social Networking Sites
Community Notification Satellite Tracking and the Ruined Privacy of Sex Offenders ...
9 Electronic Health Records The Case for Accountability in Hospitals
New Concepts in Data Protection Law and Human Rights Law
11 Accountability and Independence of Data Protection Authorities A TradeOff?
12 Beyond Accountability the Return to Privacy?