John Guelke: applied security ethics

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Hi I’m John Guelke. I’m a Research Fellow here at the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics. I’ve been working on a series of applied security ethics projects, mainly in the area of looking at new surveillance technologies used for counter-terrorism and now in the new project used for crime more generally. Very many new technologies are coming to market or are receiving funding for development across Europe. We’re interested in what kind of principles and regulations mean that these are used in an ethical way, and that technologies don’t end up falling into the hands of people who’d misuse them as well. This research has also got me thinking more generally about privacy – what makes privacy valuable for us and also how our engagement with technology may do damage to established norms of privacy, including things like our use of social networking, online activity and so on.