Profiling the European Citizen

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Hildebrandt, Mireille, Gutwirth, Serge (Eds.)

  • This volume aims to put profiling on the agenda of computer scientists, social scientists, lawyers, philosophers and others, by presenting a multifocal perspective that provides serious insight into profiling while also grounding it in its societal context. It consists of a set of main contributions followed by cross-disciplinary replies, thus generating a productive discussion across the borders of different research communities.

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In the eyes of many, one of the most challenging problems of the information society is that we are faced with an ever expanding mass of information. Selection of the relevant bits of information seems to become more important than the retrieval of data as such: the information is all out there, but what it means and how we should act on it may be one of the big questions of the 21st century. If an information society is a society with an exponential proliferation of data, a knowledge society must be the one that has learned how to cope with this.

Profiling technologies seem to be one of the most promising technological means to create order in the chaos of proliferating data. In this volume a multifocal view will be developed to focus upon what profiling is, where it is applied and what may be the impact on democracy and rule of law. Based on the work done within the European Network of Excellence (NoE) on the Future of Identity in Information Society (FIDIS), a set of authors from different disciplinary backgrounds and jurisdictions share their understanding of profiling as a technology that may be preconditional for the future of our information society.

 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • General Introduction and Overview

    Hildebrandt, Mireille (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Defining Profiling: A New Type of Knowledge?

    Hildebrandt, Mireille

    Pages 17-45

  • General Description of the Process of Behavioural Profiling

    Canhoto, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • The Role of Algorithms in Profiling

    Anrig, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

  • Behavioural Biometric Profiling and Ambient Intelligence

    Yannopoulos, Angelos (et al.)

    Pages 89-109

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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7762-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Profiling the European Citizen
Book Subtitle
Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
Editors
  • Mireille Hildebrandt
  • Serge Gutwirth
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6914-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6914-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6913-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7762-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 374
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