Posted Feb 1st 2021

University of Stirling, Friday 8th October 2021

Intellectual Property (IP) plays a crucial role in allowing uses of new technologies that are detrimental to society and preventing beneficial uses. IP is everywhere and lends itself to monopolise virtually anything. We may think we own ’our’ phone, but it factually belongs to the holders of the copyright on the code running on it, the...

Posted Jan 25th 2021

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has awarded funding to create SCOTLIN, the Scottish Law and Innovation Network. CRISP is a core partner in the application and award, and the network will be led by Guido Noto La Diega (University of Stirling) Rossana Ducato (University of Aberdeen) and Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow).

SCOTLIN is a collaboration and knowledge exchange hub...

Posted Jan 22nd 2021

As the pandemic continues into 2021, we thought we’d have a look back at the counter covid contributions CRISP members made last year.

We start with Janis Wong, who has tackled data protection policy and practice relating to Online Learning brought about by the pandemic.  Janis conducted empirical work which examined how a data commons approach could raise student awareness of data...

Posted Jan 12th 2021

Essex CRISPer Daragh Murray has won a prestigious UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship.  He has been awarded over £1 million for an initial period of four years to examine the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted decision-making in government.

Daragh's research will focus on the unintended and surveillant consequences which arise from the use of AI in decision...

Posted Dec 17th 2020

Over the coming months we’ll be showcasing the work of CRISP researchers in our new feature, ‘Publication of the month’. Although 2020 wiped out research for a lot of academics, the CRISP doctoral students have continued to be very productive. This month we look at St Andrews PhD student Anuj Puri’s new paper ‘Moral Imitation: Can an algorithm really be ethical?’ published in the Rutgers Law...

Posted Dec 17th 2020

Three CRISP doctoral students have been appointed to prestigious research projects at institutes around the world. Amy Stevens, Daniel Marciniak (both CRISP Essex) and Janis Wong (CRISP St Andrews) have been snapped up by leading institutes investigating surveillance in governance, policing and education respectively.

Amy Stevens (pictured left) has been appointed a Senior Research...

Posted Dec 3rd 2020

Watching and being seen often features in biblical texts. God and angels are depicted as figures able to observe humans. People in the Bible engage in looking at others, sometimes spying on enemies, or keeping an eye out in particular for those who are in need. Being seen is also understood as something people need and want; to be confirmed by God’s gaze.

Everyday life in the 21st...

Posted Dec 2nd 2020

Hello everyone! Things have been very quiet here at CRISP towers for the last few months. Many CRISP members have had all their time taken up with online teaching activities due to the pandemic.  Nonetheless a few of us have still been able to beaver away quietly on our research too. In the next few weeks we're going to be updating you all with news of our research activities, publications and...

Posted Oct 6th 2020

Professor Charles Raab, CRISP Director at the University of Edinburgh, is Co-Investigator on the new ESRC funded project ‘PATH-AI: Mapping an Intercultural Path to Privacy, Agency and Trust in Human-AI Ecosystems’. This project is a partnership between The Alan Turing Institute (the UK's national institute for data science and AI research) and RIKEN (Japan's largest comprehensive research...

Posted Oct 1st 2020

Government and Social Media

Special Issue of the Journal Information Polity

Guest Editors

Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan, State Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico (
Andrea Kavanaugh, Virginia Tech, USA (
J. Ignacio Criado, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (


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