This module brings together policy, technology and societal values to provide students with an understanding of the tools used for measuring privacy, surveillance and data protection impacts. This involves showing the policy and implementation side of these assessments, which often require large organizational commitment, but also the values and ethics based rationales for them. In addition to providing instruction on policy cycles, this module introduces students to methods of engaging with multiple stakeholders and following responsible research and innovation (RRI) frameworks. The module draws strongly from ongoing Eticas research in EU-funded FP7 projects in which societal impact and RRI have been central lenses through which impact and technological design are considered.
– PIAs, SIAs, DPIAs, etc
– The policy cycle: problem definition, design, implementation, evaluation and indicators
– Stakeholders and value transfers: public authorities, private actors, media and civil society
– Responsible research and innovation and ethics
– Research project assessment and case studies
Dietz, T. Theory and Method in Social Impact Assessment. Sociological Inquiry 57 (1987).
Schot, J. and Rip, A. (1997) The past and future of constructive technology assessment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 5(2): 251-268.
Bishop, P. and Davis G. (2002) “Mapping public participation in policy choices”. Australian Journal of Public Administration 61(1): 14-29.
International Association for Impact Assessment, International Principles for Social Impact Assessment (2003) Available online at http://www.iaia.org/publicdocuments/sections/sia/IAIA-SIA-International-Principles.pdf
ASSERT Project (2014), Deliverable 3.1: Societal Assessment Manual and Toolkit. Available oneline at: http://assert-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/D3-1-23-April-2014-Final.pdf
RESPECT Project (2011) Deliverable 10.1: Economic assessment of surveillance systems. Unpublished document.
ABC4EU Project (2014) Deliverables 1.2: Understand past initiatives. Unpublished document.
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