Surveillance and privacy

P.Y. Georgiadou, S. Fisher-Hubner

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Recent social and technical developments are expanding surveillance by the government and private sector and intensifying privacy concerns, resulting in a surveillance-privacy dilemma. Governments establish surveillance schemes to fight terrorism and crime. Private organizations use profiling and data mining techniques to target marketing endeavors, to analyze customer behavior and monitor the work practices of employees. Social networks bring to the fore new means for the surveillance of individuals, publishing intimate details about themselves. Individuals are usually unaware of the constant data collection and processing in their surroundings. They are effectively losing control over their personal spheres. The aim of the conference track ”Surveillance and Privacy” is to discuss and analyze, from multi-disciplinary perspectives, the privacy risks of surveillance for individuals and society, as well as solutions for protecting an individual’s right to informational self-determination.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat kind of information society : governance, virtuality, surveillance, sustainability, resilience : 9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference, HCC9 2010 and 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference, CIP 2010 : held as part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, 20-23 September 2010
EditorsJ. Berleur, M.D. Hercheui, L.M. Hilty
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15478-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers International Conference, HCC 2010 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 20 Sept 201023 Sept 2010
Conference number: 9

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


Conference9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers International Conference, HCC 2010
Abbreviated titleHCC 2010
OtherHeld as Part of WCC 2010


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