Privacy and Security Technology (PRISE)

November 21, 2007

Developing new security technologies in accordance with privacy principles and basic human rights.

The project is funded by the European Commission.

PRISE stands for:
Privacy enhancing shaping of security research and technology – A participatory approach to develop acceptable and accepted principles for European Security Industries and Policies

PRISE aims at contributing to a secure future for the European Union consistent with European citizens’ civil rights – in particular privacy – and their preferences.

The European Union was going to expend considerable funding for research on and development of technologies and applications aiming at supporting inner security. These new technologies should not put civil – and in particular privacy rights in danger, but find a balance between security and personal freedom which could comply with the democratic values and the perception of European citizens. In order to support this, PRISE would provide criteria and guidelines for privacy enhancing security research and for the application of the developed security solutions. As a supporting activity under the PASR programme the project assisted the European Union in shaping forthcoming security research programmes in accordance with its fundamental values.

PRISE is carried out in collaboration between four partners – Institute of Technology Assessment, Austria; The Norwegian Board of Technology; Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein,
Germany & The Danish Board of Technology.