Managing Privacy through Accountability by Carla IltenManaging Privacy through Accountability by Carla Ilten

Managing Privacy through Accountability

byCarla IltenEditorD. Guagnin, L. Hempel

Hardcover | August 13, 2012

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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.

DANIEL NEYLAND is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, UK. His research interests cover issues of governance, accountability and ethics in forms of science, technology and organization. He has been involved in various funded research initiatives and currently works on several EU framework 7 projects. He has published widely, inc...
Title:Managing Privacy through AccountabilityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pagesPublished:August 13, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230369324

ISBN - 13:9780230369320


Table of Contents

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List of Figures


Notes on Contributors

Daniel Neyland, Daniel Guagnin, Leon Hempel, Carla Ilten, Inga Kroener and Hector Postigo

Chapter 1 The Meaning of 'Accountability' in the Information Privacy Context
Charles Raab

Chapter 2 The Accountability Approach to Privacy and Data Protection:  Assumptions and Caveats
Colin J. Bennett

Chapter 3 The accountability principle in data protection regulation: origin, development and future directions
Joseph Alhadeff, Brendan Van Alsenoy and Jos Dumortier

Chapter 4 The challenges of working out surveillance and accountability in theory and practice
Daniel Neyland

Chapter 5 Bridging the gap: we need to get together
Daniel Guagnin, Leon Hempel, Carla Ilten

Chapter 6 Privacy and Trust In Sociotechnical Systems of Accountability
Priscilla M. Regan and Deborah G. Johnson

Chapter 7 Maintaining Sovereignty over Personal Data in Social Networking Sites
Esma AImeur, Sébastien Gambs and Ai Ho

Chapter 8'Cold Intimacies': Community Notification, Satellite Tracking and the Ruined Privacy of Sex Offenders
Mike Nellis

Chapter 9 Electronic Health Records – The case for accountability in hospitals
Alexander Dix

Chapter 10 Accountability and System Responsibility: New Concepts in Data Protection Law and Human Rights Law
Paul De Hert

Chapter 11 Accountability and independence of data protection authorities – A trade-off?
Philip Schütz

Chapter 12 Beyond accountability, the return to privacy?
Raphaël Gellert and Serge Gutwirth

Editorial Reviews

'Can robust forms of accountability successfully temper the negative effects of contemporary surveillance? This book provides a much-needed, critical exploration of the potentials of accountability cultures to transform institutions so that privacy protections are taken seriously.' - Torin Monahan, author of Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity