Contribution to Book
Precaution and privacy impact assessments as modes towards risk managementTowards Responsible Research and Innovation in the Information and Communication Technologies and Security Technologies Fields (2011)
AbstractThis paper - which is the 5th chapter of the book edited by René Von Schomberg - contends that PIAs (privacy impact assessments) are an instrument of risk governance that should, therefore, be understood and implemented within the framework of the precautionary principle. Precaution is the best theoretical framework of action in the face of uncertain risks. After considering the precautionary principle from a conceptual point of view, this paper goes on to discuss privacy impact assessment in practice and concludes with the possibility of the integration of PIA within the context of risk governance. The paper also offers comments on the notion of balancing privacy and other values.
EditorRené Von Schomberg
PublisherPublication Office of the European Union
Citation InformationDavid Wright, Raphael Gellert, Serge Gutwirth and Michael Friedewald. "Precaution and privacy impact assessments as modes towards risk management" LuxemburgTowards Responsible Research and Innovation in the Information and Communication Technologies and Security Technologies Fields (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/serge_gutwirth/77/