Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Daniel Guagnin, Leon Hempel, Carla Ilten, Inga Kroener, Daniel Neyland, Hector Postigo
    Pages 1-14
  3. Daniel Guagnin, Leon Hempel, Carla Ilten
    Pages 102-124
  4. Priscilla M. Regan, Deborah G. Johnson
    Pages 125-142
  5. Esma Aïmeur, Sébastien Gambs, Ai Ho
    Pages 143-164
  6. Raphaël Gellert, Serge Gutwirth
    Pages 261-283
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 285-292

About this book


Draws together contributions from leading figures in the field of surveillance to engage in the discussion of the emergence of accountability as a means to manage threats to privacy. The first of its kind to enrich the debate about accountability and privacy by drawing together perspectives from experienced privacy researchers and policy makers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Guagnin
    • 1
  • Leon Hempel
    • 1
  • Carla Ilten
    • 1
  • Inga Kroener
    • 2
  • Daniel Neyland
    • 2
  • Hector Postigo
    • 3
  1. 1.Technical University of BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Lancaster University Management SchoolUK
  3. 3.Temple UniversityUSA

About the editors

ESMA AIMEUR Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at the University of Montreal, Canada JOSEPH H. ALHADEFF Vice President for Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist for Oracle Corporation BRENDAN VAN ALSENOY Legal researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center of Law and ICT (ICRI) of K.U.Leuven, Belgium COLIN J. BENNETT Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada ALEXANDER DIX Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and for Freedom of Information and Member of the Article 29 Working Party JOS DUMORTIER Professor in Law and IT at the Faculty of Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium SÉBASTIEN GAMBS holds a joint Research chair in Security of Information Systems between INRIA and Université de Rennes 1, France RAPHAËL GELLERT Researcher at Law Science Technology & Society at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium SERGE GUTWIRTH Full-time professor of Human Rights, Comparative law, Legal Theory and Methodology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel's Faculty of Law and Criminology, Belgium PAUL DE HERT holds the chair of 'International, European and Belgian Criminal Law' and 'The History of Constitutionalism' at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium AI HO DEBORAH G. JOHNSON Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Virginia, USA MIKE NEILLIS Emeritus Professor of Criminal and Community Justice at the University of Strathlyde Law School, Scotland CHARLES D. RAAB Professor Emeritus and Honorary Professorial Fellow in the University of Edinburgh, UK PRISCILLA M. REGAN Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, USA PHILIP SCHÜTZ Junior researcher at the Competence Center 'Emerging Technologies' of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe, Germany

Bibliographic information


'Can robust forms of accountability successfully temper the negative effects of contemporary surveillance? This book provides a much-needed, critical exploration of the potentials of accountability cultures to transform institutions so that privacy protections are taken seriously.' - Torin Monahan, author of Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity