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DEMOSEC is the acronym for the platform DEMOcracy and SECurity. The three research projects IRISS, RESPECT and SURVEILLE funded under the European Commissions’ 7th Framework programme addressing the complex interplay between security, democracy, privacy, law and technology are cooperating on this platform.

Rules, Expectations & Security through Privacy-enhanced Convenient Technologies (RESPECT) project –

Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, and Efficiency (SURVEILLE) project –


Projects (alphabetical order by project acronyms)

Assessing Security Research: Tools and Methodologies to Measure Societal Impact (ASSERT) –

Decision Support on Security Investment (DESSI) project –

European Security Trends and Threats in Society (ETTIS) project –

Foresight of Evolving Security Threats Posed by Emerging Technologies (FESTOS) project –

Living in Surveillance Societies (LiSS) COST Action IS0807 –

Public perception of security and privacy: Assessing knowledge, Collecting evidence, Translating research into action (PACT) project

Privacy Preserving Infrastructure for Surveillance (PARIS) –

Preparedness and Resilience against CBRN Terrorism using Integrated Concepts and Equipment (PRACTICE) project

Privacy and Emerging Sciences and Technologies (PRESCIENT) project –

The Privacy and Security Mirrors (PRISMS) project – “Towards a European framework for integrated decision making” –

Surveillance, Privacy and Ethics (SAPIENT) project –

Security Impact Assessment Measures (SIAM) project –

Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies (SMART) project –

Social Networking Sites in the Surveillance Society (SNS3) project –

Surveillance, Privacy and Security (SURPRISE) project –


More Websites

Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP) –

Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) –

Surveillance and Society –

Verdaten. Klassifizieren. Archivieren. Identifizierungstechniken zwischen Praxis und Vision –

Privacy International: Big Brother Project  –

Privacy International: Surveillance Who is Who –

Electronic Frontier Foundation –

Policing Crowds: Privatizing Security –

Big Brother Watch UK –



Statewatch –

Identity Weblog (Kim Cameron) –

Das Forschungsnetzwerk zu Überwachung, Technologie und Kontrolle (in German) –