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Security Impact Assessment Measure - A decision support system for security technology investments (SIAM)

From February 2011 to January 2014
Project Leader(s): Professor Stephen Graham, Associate Professor David Murakami-Wood
Sponsors: EU Seventh Framework, Security Theme

SIAM is a project designed to ease the complexity associated with the social and ethical assessment of security measures and technologies in contemporary cities and transport systems. Where today decision makers have to oversee a wide range of relevant aspects from many different scientific fields and national as well as cultural interests, SIAM will develop a structured framework for providing information to decision makers. Through four major case-studies, extensive literature reviewing and the gathering of the wisdom of Europes leading security and civil rights experts, it will seek to develop ways of identifying and highlighting potential infringements of rights and liberties associated with many security measures and technologies.