Privacy vs. Security

  • Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon
  • Joshua Phillips
  • Mark D. Ryan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Cybersecurity book series (BRIEFSCYBER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon
    Pages 1-90
  3. Joshua Phillips, Mark D. Ryan
    Pages 91-115

About this book


Securing privacy in the current environment is one of the great challenges of today’s democracies. Privacy vs. Security explores the issues of privacy and security and their complicated interplay, from a legal and a technical point of view. Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon provides a thorough account of the legal underpinnings of the European approach to privacy and examines their implementation through privacy, data protection and data retention laws. Joshua Philips and Mark D. Ryan focus on the technological aspects of privacy, in particular, on today’s attacks on privacy by the simple use of today’s technology, like web services and e-payment technologies and by State-level surveillance activities.


Balancing Privacy with Security Data Interception Data Protection Interception of Communication Privacy Threats

Authors and affiliations

  • Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon
    • 1
  • Joshua Phillips
    • 2
  • Mark D. Ryan
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Southampton Southampton Law SchoolSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of Birmingham School of Computer ScienceBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of Birmingham School of Computer ScienceBirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6529-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6530-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-973X
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-9748
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