European Data Protection Digest

ENISA Warns of Voluntary Surveillance Society

SURVEILLANCE—EU

November 18, 2011

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has released a report warning that Europeans "run the risk of creating a surveillance society" as the world becomes increasingly networked and individuals surrender personal information in exchange for benefits, FierceGovernmentIT reports. ENISA recommends the European Commission "utilize the consultation on revisions to the data protection directive as a mechanism to anticipate the regulatory frameworks required as a result of increasing use of life-logging devices and services." The report also calls for private-public sector cooperation and industry self-regulation.
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