Taking surveillance apart?: Accountability and Legitimacy of Internet Surveillance and Expanded Investigatory Powers

Taking surveillance apart, will produce a deeper understanding of the legal provisions for the powers of intelligence and law enforcement agencies to monitor online communications data, and how surveillance, data collection and analysis is (or will be) regulated. The project will identify how the major stakeholders in the debate over surveillance powers articulate and justify their position. The project will also focus on citizens’ online behaviour and their perceptions of surveillance and privacy. It will investigate the accountability and legitimacy of the existing and planned legislation and expanded powers for internet surveillance. A gap between citizens’ and authorities’ expectations and understandings could have unfortunate consequences. This project and its findings will enhance the integrity of the services and authorities involved.

The digital age also presents new challenges for theoretical understandings of borders, both in terms of the legislation and powers for law enforcement agencies, but also for citizens and how they perceive risks, limits and protection of their own online behaviour. Thus, the question of borders pertains to what is understood as legal and illegal behaviour, where the line is between public and private spheres, and the relationship between surveillance and security. These issues will be explored through a comparative analysis of Norway, Finland and the UK.

Vitenskapelige publiseringer

Data source: Crossref. The list should not be assumed to represent the complete published research output of the project.

Balancing Protection and Free Movement of Personal Data: The New European Union General Data Protection Regulation

Journal Article published 2019-02-19 in Annals of Internal Medicine volume 170 issue 5
Research funded by NordForsk | Norges Forskningsråd | The Clinical Effectiveness Research Group | Frontier Science and Technology Research Foundation
Authors: Heidi Beate Bentzen, Njål Høstmælingen.

Are Requirements to Deposit Data in Research Repositories Compatible With the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation?

Journal Article published 2019-02-12 in Annals of Internal Medicine volume 170 issue 5
Research funded by Horizon 2020 | Division of Computer and Network Systems | Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek | Norges Forskningsråd | Uppsala Universitet | Stiftelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen | NordForsk | FP7 Health | European Cooperation in Science and Technology | Ministarstvo Prosvete, Nauke i Tehnološkog Razvoja | Department of Innovation, Research and Universities of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-South Tyrol (Italy)
Authors: Deborah Mascalzoni, Heidi Beate Bentzen, Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne, Lee Andrew Bygrave, Jessica Bell, Edward S. Dove, Christian Fuchsberger, Kristian Hveem, Michaela Th. Mayrhofer, Viviana Meraviglia, David R. O'Brien, Cristian Pattaro, Peter P. Pramstaller, Vojin Rakic, Alessandra Rossini, Mahsa Shabani, Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Marta Tomasi, Lars Ursin, Matthias Wjst, Jane Kaye.
Fakta om prosjektet

Project number: 81105


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