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Posted May 15th 2017

Most of us will have heard something about Smart cities, but perhaps are unsure what the term really means? Using examples from ‘cutting edge’ research which we are conducting here at the University of Stirling, where we are uniquely looking at Smart cities from the ‘lens’ of the citizen, we will try to help to fill some of those gaps.

Smart cities often feature a city-wide vision to...

Posted Apr 21st 2017

CRISP is delighted to announce a new book series ‘Routledge Studies in Surveillance’. The series is edited by its directors, Kirstie Ball, William Webster and Charles Raab and produced in conjunction with Routledge.  Studies of surveillance take place in many academic disciplines and it is time for a coherent series which represents the sheer diversity of surveillance scholarship.

Now is...

Posted Apr 7th 2017

Human flourishing is aided and hindered by surveillance systems. Religious ethics, directed towards an authentic way of life, have, therefore, a significant interest in how Big Data  and other surveillance strategies shape men and women.

On the other hand, religious ethics may reflect the concerns of analogue societies rather than 21st century digital, networked communities.
This...

Posted Apr 5th 2017

News just in!

Professor David Lyon will be visiting the University of St Andrews in May this year. As Principle Investigator on our 'Big Data Surveillance' SSHRC partnership grant he will be interacting with PhD students and staff who are researching surveillance issues in the University. He will also be delivering a seminar entitled 'Big Data Surveillance: Social Sorting on Steroids'....

Posted Apr 3rd 2017

From 2017, CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, has been named as the Co-convener of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) Permanent Study Group [PSG 1] on eGovernment.  The study group is the oldest at EGPA and has a rich tradition of critical eGovernment studies and publications.

Further information about the Permanent Study Group can be found here.

The 2017...

Posted Apr 3rd 2017

CRISP is delighted to welcome Dr Jeff Hughes to St Andrews School of Management. Jeff is with us for one year as a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the SSHRC-funded Big Data Surveillance project.  He’ll be researching the surveillance logics present within various big data analytical projects currently being implemented in industry.  Jeff joins us from Trinity College Dublin where he was awarded a...

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 (...

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