The SAPIENT project focused on the state of the art of surveillance studies, emerging smart surveillance technologies, and the adequacy of the existing legal framework that relates to these technologies. It focused on developing scenarios and constructing the first Surveillance Impact Assessment (SIA) methodology and manual. The project aimed to help policy-makers, technology developers and other stakeholders to better understand how and when smart surveillance should be used and to apply criteria to assure that such systems respect the privacy of citizens. Trilateral Research Ltd. led WP4 on developing the SIA.
Client: Co-funded by the European Commission, DG Enterprise under Grant 261698