The Future of Surveillance Cameras in the UK: A Question Time Themed Event

On 21 February 2018 CRISP hosted a Question Time Themed event on the future of surveillance cameras in the UK. The event took place at the London School of Economics and attracted lively debate and an audience of about 100.

The Panel, chired by Professor Pete Fussey of the University of Essex, included:

Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Lord Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Home Affairs

Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch

Privacy as a Social Value: Interdisciplinary PhD studentship, University of St Andrews

New closing date, April 20th

The University of St Andrews is offering a Ph.D. studentship in the area of Privacy as a Social Value.  The funding covers EU/home fees and RCUK-level maintenance costs.  The student will be jointly supervised by Professor Kirstie Ball (School of Management) and Professor Katherine Hawley (Department of Philosophy), and will be affiliated with CRISP (the Centre for Research Into Surveillance and Privacy).

The details of the project are below. 

Project Context

New Editor-in-Chief of Information Polity

CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, has been announced as one of the new Co-Editors-in-Chief, of the journal Information Polity.  Professor Webster will work alongside Professor Albert Meijer of Utrecht University and a newly constituted Editorial Board and Associate Editors.  Information Polity has a long-standing reputation as one of the world’s leading eGovernment journals and has a reputation for publishing critical social science oriented research.