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D6.2 policy brief: RRI for security

: Menevidis, Zaharya; Briege, Carolin; Mitrou, Lilian
: Nor Mohd, Rohaya

Fulltext urn:nbn:de:0011-n-3237629 (539 KByte PDF)
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Created on: 23.1.2015

Berlin: Fraunhofer IPK, 2014, 20 pp.
European Commission EC
Report, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IPK ()
RRI; international responsible research and innovation; govermance; forum; observatory; responsibility

This policy paper presents and discusses the gaps (or problems) in the security domain where RRI can serve as a valuable tool to effectively address these gaps. As the RESPONSIBILITY project focuses on the context of RRI from a civil security technologies perspective, the intended Policy Brief (PB) aims to contribute to the on-going public discourse and development of security policies and recommendations. This policy paper highlights the urgency of the new, emerging and complex security issues, and elaborates the importance of engaging RRI as balancing instrument. In this context, RRI should be integrated in the process (particularly related to security research and innovation) to clarify and handle the on-going tension between formulating and implementing security measures and policies, and the issues related to privacy protection. Several pertinent key recommendations are further highlighted at the end of the paper for further consideration and deliberation. In the paper, pertinent security problems and challenges are discussed and scrutinized. To date, it is speculated that the possible adverse impact towards quality of life such as threats on critical infrastructures (i.e., water, telecommunication, etc.), natural disasters or crimes will be amplified in the densely populated cities. Due to this, there will be growing concerns worldwide about emerging security issues and challenges. This will necessitate a new and balanced security approach to respond to these emerging and new security challenges. At present, formulation and implementation of security measures are largely based, and also too dependent, on technology to offer possible solutions to respond to security needs and challenges. New technologies are being designed, deployed and assessed as part of initiatives in formulating good security measures. Yet, societies around the world continue to express their concerns about these new technologies, particularly on their intended and unintended impacts. The societies exert pressure and demand that these impacts have to be addressed in the early design stages of the technology. The emerging security problems and the wide availability of innovative security technologies and designs, in addition to the growing concerns from individuals and societies, pose great challenge to policy makers at various levels. Hence, re-examining systematically the security concepts and measures is more important than ever, and is vital to any initiative to formulate viable security policies to effectively respond to future security challenges and needs. RESPONSIBILITY views that RRI and security are always engaged in a dialectical process. Explicitly, every security research project/security tool should identify ethical, societal and legal issues to be faced, but at the same time, research and innovation co-define the aims, the scope and the outcome of security research and security policy. From the international context, RESPONSIBILITY acknowledges that matters pertaining to security and privacy will remain complex and challenging, and will be dealt with differently across countries, and even across different policy actors within a country. Nevertheless, RRI approach to security measures and policies will greatly benefit policy actors and decision makers at various levels of decision making. RRI as balancing instrument embeds with responsibility and regulatory values, as well as directions for framing research and assessing the impact of security technologies, measures and policies. In this view, RRI can transform regulatory choices into research outcomes. The Security Policy Brief, integrating principles of RRI serves the societal needs by addressing the growing.