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Posted Mar 15th 2017

It has been said that Britain has more surveillance cameras than any other country in the world. This proliferation of CCTV cameras led the government to establish a Surveillance Camera Commissioner responsible for overseeing their governance – the only country in the world to do so. In another first, the Commissioner has now released a National Strategy for England and Wales to set out how...

Posted Feb 20th 2017

CRISP would like to welcome its third doctoral student, Roger Von Laufenberg. Roger will be based at St Andrews and is funded by the Big Data Surveillance project. Over the next three years he will be studying Big Data Analytics and changes to marketing practices, focussing on how marketing organisations are making sense of Big Data and to what extent ethical, privacy and societal impacts of...

Posted Feb 3rd 2017

Visiting researcher Dr Tjerk Timan delivered a seminar entitled 'Re-inventing privacy for the 21st century - why and how?' on Wednesday 15th February from 12 - 2pm. The seminar was well attended and there was a great discussion afterwards.  The slides from the seminar are here, and the paper on which it was based is here. Thanks to all who came along.

The abstract of Dr Timan's talk was...

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...

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