Constructing a surveillance impact assessment

David Wright, Charles Raab

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Abstract / Description of output

This paper describes surveillance impact assessment (SIA), a methodology for identifying, assessing and resolving risks, in consultation with stakeholders, posed by the development of surveillance systems. The paper appears to be the first such to elaborate an SIA methodology. It argues that the process of conducting an SIA should be similar to that of a privacy impact assessment (PIA), but that an SIA must take account of a wider range of issues, impacts and stakeholders. Ther paper categorises the issues and impacts to be considered in the conduct of an SIA and identifies the benefits of a properly conducted SIA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-626
Number of pages14
JournalComputer Law and Security Review
Issue number6
Early online date17 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • surveillance impact assessment
  • privacy impact assessmen
  • stakeholder consultation
  • types of privacy
  • types of surveillance


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