Consumer sector multi-purpose mobile devices

Objectives

To determine the state of the art of smart surveillance and likely future trends in a key application area –consumer sector multi-purpose mobile devices

Description of work

Task 4.1 Identifying and classifying relevant smart surveillance technologies in consumer devices

WP4 will involve a thorough study of the different smart surveillance technologies currently available to police and security services through the proliferation and sophistication of consumer sector mobile devices as well as foreseeable future offerings in this area. As in WPs 2 and 3, it combines extensive in-house expertise with desktop research and peer-referral through input from members of the External Advisory Group. A group of experts comprising key technology providers, digital forensic scientists, privacy/IT lawyers and users with police and counterterrorism expertise will map, describe and classify existing smart surveillance technologies including “mobile phone smart CCTV swarm” according to their current and likely future applications within the key application area of consumer sector mobile devices with particular emphasis on mobile devices including camera-equipped mobile phones, ID cards and all devices equipped with RFID. It will also investigate the current status and the future trends for MMSI-type large scale integration of data from unique ID, location tracing, audio and video capability of consumer sector mobile devices. It will additionally investigate these issues from the viewpoint of citizen choice in determining and changing the purpose of data collection from their device as well as the timing of change of purpose and connection of the mobile device to public and private security networks.

This will constitute a good foundation for the tasks of:

  • Identifying the security advantages, technical features and options for safeguards in this area of application to the extent that they affect’ privacy;
  • Identifying the extent to which smart surveillance technologies in this area may be usefully stand-alone or else susceptible to integration with other areas of application and especially with existing or future repositories of personal data;

Task 4.2 Identifying proportionality issues in smart surveillance technologies in consumer sector mobile device applications

  • Identifying the extent to which smart surveillance technologies in this area of application are suitable, appropriate and necessary to achieve those purposes

Task 4.3 Impact Assessment – smart surveillance in consumer sector mobile device applications

  • Identifying the extent to which the deployment of smart surveillance technologies in this area of application may affect privacy and data protection;
  • Providing suggestions as to the methods that may be used to
    • preserve privacy and data integrity while enhancing security; and
    • assist in the elimination of contractual provision, technical features and operational practices which may prejudice those objectives.