Title: Smart Technologies for e-Surveillance: Some Positives but also Problems Regarding Security, Privacy and Protection of Personal Data

Year of Publication: March - 2016
Page Numbers: 30-37
Authors: Dusan Soltes
Conference Name: The International Conference on Computing Technology, Information Security and Risk Management (CTISRM2016)
- United Arab Emirates


The paper is dealing with application of the above smart technologies in the area of e-Surveillance and in this respect as a result of so far achieved results in our ongoing research under the EU funded project EU/7FP/Sec./SMART (see at //erdc.fm.uniba.sk). The main so far achieved results from our above ongoing research are the following ones. It has been evident that application of the latest smart ICT in e-surveillance could have a very positive impact on achieving more secure and safe environment not only in the so-called cyberspace but also in many application areas of these smart ICT like e.g. in the area of the contemporary system of the border controls of the so-called Schengen external borders of the EU. The other most widely utilized application areas of these smart ICT have been various areas of public life in the forms of the so-called crowd controlling, the same also regarding phone and Internet communications, financial transactions, etc. However our research has identified also many problems not only regarding protection of the Schengen border but also regarding the protection of personal data, privacy, etc. Some main results of our research are presented in the following parts of this paper.