Security and Its Challenges in the 21st Century

Volume 12 - Innovation and Technology SET Coordinated by Chantal Ammi

Security and Its Challenges in the 21st Century

Claudine Guerrier, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, France

ISBN : 9781786306210

Publication Date : November 2021

Hardcover 282 pp

165.00 USD



By the year 2000, a balance was sought between security requirements and a respect for privacy, as well as for individual and collective freedoms. As we progress further into the 21st century, however, security is taking precedence within an increasingly controlled society.

This shift is due to advances in innovative technologies and the investments made by commercial companies to drive constant technological progress. Despite the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) within the EU in 2018 or 2020’s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), regulatory bodies do not have the ability to fully manage the consequences presented by emerging technologies.

Security and Its Challenges in the 21st Century provides students and researchers with an international legal and geopolitical analysis; it is also intended for those interested in societal development, artificial intelligence, smart cities and quantum cryptology.


1. Security: Actors and Rights.
2. Interceptions.
3. Geolocation and Video Protection.
4. Biometricsor “the Second Circle”.
5. Personal Data in the United States and Europe.
6. Cybersecurity and Privacy.
7. Security Instruments in Texts Relating to Terrorism.
8. Security and Democracy.

About the authors/editors

Claudine Guerrier has both a political and a legal background and is a professor of law at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in France. Keenly interested in security-related research since 2000, she believes research itself to be an indispensable part of writing.