CTIT University of Twente
Research Business & Innovation About CTIT Research Calls Looking for a job? Intranet

2015: Smart Societies: Safety, Security & Privacy

The Participating Society

Are we (still) in charge ?

Participating Society is the new word and maybe the new WORLD. We are talking about citizens empowerment but are afraid to let citizens be in the lead. Do we as a police force participate in the society or does the society participate in our policework. Is it citizens participation” or “policeparticipation”. Where are the borders if there are any ? With new technologies it is possible that a police response is quicker. Even predictive policing is on the horizon. Is Minority Report getting a reality ? But how can security relate to privacy ? This presentation will adress some of these issues but will not give you a answer on it. It will show you the struggle on these privacy versus safety dilemma’s related to an open society where information is available to everybody, also to criminals.