Beyond the security paradox: Ten criteria for a socially informed security policy

Vincenzo Pavone, Kirstie Ball, Sara Degli Esposti, Sally Dibb, Elvira Santiago-Gomez

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages(in press)
Number of pages17
JournalPublic Understanding of Science
Volume(in press)
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StateE-pub ahead of print - 10 Apr 2017

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Keywords

  • Acceptability
  • privacy
  • security
  • public participation
  • Technology

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Beyond the security paradox : Ten criteria for a socially informed security policy. / Pavone, Vincenzo; Ball, Kirstie; Degli Esposti, Sara; Dibb, Sally; Santiago-Gomez, Elvira.

In: Public Understanding of Science, Vol. (in press), 10.04.2017, p. (in press).

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Pavone, Vincenzo ; Ball, Kirstie ; Degli Esposti, Sara ; Dibb, Sally ; Santiago-Gomez, Elvira. / Beyond the security paradox : Ten criteria for a socially informed security policy. In: Public Understanding of Science. 2017 ; Vol. (in press). pp. (in press)
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