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Security at what cost?

Robinson, N., Potoglou, Dimitris ORCID:, Kim, C., Burge, P. and Warnes, R. 2010. Security at what cost? Moore, T. and Shenoi, S., eds. Critical Infrastructure Protection IV: Fourth Annual IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, ICCIP 2010, Washington, DC, USA, March 15-17, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 342. Berlin: Springer, pp. 3-15. (10.1007/978-3-642-16806-2_1)

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In the presently heightened security environment in the United Kingdom there are a number of examples of policy that must strike a delicate balance between strengthening security and endangering civil liberties and personal privacy. The introduction of national identity cards and biometric passports, expansion of the National DNA Database and inter-departmental sharing of personal information raise a number of privacy issues. Human rights may also be suspended by the exercise of stop-and-search powers by the police or the detention of suspects prior to trial. However, much of the current debate concerning civil liberties and security is adversarial, and little robust research data informs arguments on both sides. This paper outlines the results of a study that attempts to objectively understand the real privacy, liberty and security trade-offs made by individuals, so that policymakers can be better informed about the preferences of individuals with regard to these important issues.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Security measures; stated preferences; trade-offs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642168055
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