Research Projects

SAPIENT – Supporting Fundamental Rights, Privacy and Ethics in Surveillance Technologies

Funding Source: EU FP7, SEC

SAPIENT is a 40-month Collaborative Project which aims to specify how and when smart surveillance should be used (or not) and its characteristics to be effective and scalable to rapidly adapt to changing situations. It will provide the Commission, data protection authorities and other stakeholders with a set of criteria for data protection and integrity that could be used to verify that surveillance systems and the sharing of information respect the privacy of citizens.

Duration of the project: March 2011 – June 2014