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Posted Feb 3rd 2017

Visiting researcher Dr Tjerk Timan will deliver a seminar entitled 'Re-inventing privacy for the 21st century - why and how?' on Wednesday 15th February from 12 - 2pm. The seminar will be held in Lecture Room 2 in the School of Management, The Gateway Building, North Haugh, St Andrews.
Abstract
Due to novel ICTs, classical distinctions of spaces such as the home, the workplace, or...

Posted Feb 2nd 2017

CRISP hosted a panel on ‘Privacy and the quantified self in healthcare settings’ at the 2017 CPDP (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection) conference in Brussels on 27 January 2017. Four panelists gave short talks on a variety of topics covering theory, policy and practice relating to quantified self and healthcare. The four speakers were: Dr Tally Chatzakis (Open University), Dr Sjaak Nouwt (...

Tjerk Timan
Posted Jan 31st 2017

CRISP is delighted to welcome Dr Tjerk Timan to St Andrews for a one month visiting scholarship. Tjerk will be working on participatory methods for use in privacy research during his stay.  He is a PostDoc researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology & Society (TILT), where he is researching new privacy issues in the 21st century. He is also a WP leader for the h2020 project...

Posted Dec 12th 2016

CRISP at St Andrews has a one year post doctoral fellowship available, working on the SSHRC funded ‘Big Data Surveillance’ project.  You can find out more about the post here. The closing date for applications is the 10th January 2017.

The work, which is for one year, will focus on the political economy of algorithms in marketing settings. The post is based in St Andrews School of...

Posted Oct 10th 2016

Faith communities use surveillance technologies to protect their buildings and worshippers. Religious leaders sometimes use their equivalent of customer data management software to track attendance numbers or to better understand the profile of their community. Individual religious believers engage in surveillance of one another through social networking sites. 

Surveillance technologies...

Posted Aug 14th 2016

International surveillance expert to talk smart cities and big data

A world-leading expert in data protection and privacy governance from the United Kingdom will deliver the first of a series of public lectures at Victoria University of Wellington on Tuesday 16 August.

Professor William Webster of Scotland’s University of Stirling is an internationally recognised scholar for his...

Posted Jul 13th 2016

Sara Degli Esposti (@survgaze), CRISPs first PhD student, was awarded her PhD by the Open University this week. Sara’s thesis, which was funded jointly by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and an Open University Charter Studentship was entitled ‘Big Data Protection’. She was supervised by Kirstie Ball, Liz Daniel and Maureen Meadows.

Using survey data from 200...

Posted Jun 30th 2016

The Surveillance & Religion Network will hold a AHRC funded workshop to explore religion as an object of surveillance on 17th-19th of October 2016 in Birmingham, UK. The aim of this workshop is to facilitate dialogue amongst academic researchers, faith practitioners, and other stakeholders with a view to better understanding the issues arising now, and likely to be so in the immediate...

Posted Jun 30th 2016

Last week saw the third biannual CRISP doctoral training school, this time hosted by Edinburgh University. We were delighted to welcome 21 doctoral students from all over the world. The continents of South and North America as well as the four corners of Europe were represented in the cohort. Students listened to expert lectures addressing questions concerning surveillance and the internet,...

Posted Jun 10th 2016

Press Release June 2016

Professor William Webster, CRISP Director, has been named as the 2016 New Zealand-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor to New Zealand.

Professor William Webster of the University of Stirling will be the NZ-UK Link Foundation’s first Visiting Professor to New Zealand. He is a recognised expert on the governance and regulation of privacy and data protection,...

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