RESPECT project addresses and seeks to answer following issues:
- Role of surveillance systems and procedures in:
- preventing and reducing crime
- tracking evidence
- improvement of crime and acts of terrorism prosecution
- Are the surveillance systems and procedures used in Europe in preventing crime effective?
- What are the social and economic costs involved?
- What is the legal basis for these systems and what procedures are in place? What best practices are available?
- What attitude do European citizens have toward surveillance systems?
- RESPECT will establish best-practice criteria developed on the basis of operational, economic, social and legal efficiency as well as citizen perceptions.
- RESPECT will develop a toolkit of pan-European application (and beyond) that will balance citizens’ privacy and security concerns. This toolkit will consist of:
- a matrix-style checklist incorporating operational/technical-economics-social factors – legal aspects which could be utilised as a decision-support tool for policy-makers assessing systems specifically designed for surveillance;
- system design guidelines;
- Model force-level regulations which can be adopted by a police force for the deployment of Surveillance systems including large-scale integrated systems