Posted Mar 17th 2016

CRISP Doctoral School, Edinburgh, 20-24 June 2016

Newly confirmed experts include:

Dr Randolph Lewis, University of Texas

Professor Mike Nellis, University of Strathclyde

Eric Stoddart, University of St Andrews

Posted Mar 16th 2016

The SmartGov Virtual Conference successfully brought together research teams, policy-makers and practitioners in Stirling, Glasgow, Utrecht in the Netherlands, and Sao Paulo and Curitiba in Brazil. Top of the agenda was how to use emerging technologies and administrative data to engage citizens in sustainable governance practices. The conference included presentations about the historical...

Posted Mar 4th 2016
St Andrews Management School in conjunction with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded ‘Big Data Surveillance’ project would like to invite applications for two PhD scholarships based at the St Andrews University, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Big Data has a number of key elements: personal devices which stream data to business organizations; data...
Posted Feb 15th 2016

CRISP has secured a stellar line-up of experts to contribute to the 2016 CRISP Doctoral School. Expert speakers confirmed so far include:

Professor Kirstie Ball, Open University

Duncan Campbell, Investigatory Journalist and Forensic Scientist

Dr Richard Jones, University of Edinburgh

Posted Feb 3rd 2016

The rise of cheap IP devices has seen an influx of 'Smart CCTV'. From static IP cameras, to motion sensing CCTV that beams back to a smartphone, as well as face recognition cameras. Networked Smart CCTV is on the rise, but is this Smart...

Posted Jan 27th 2016

CRISP-Open is seeking a Post Doctoral Research Associate on one of its EPSRC-funded Research Projects, 'Monetize Me'. The job is available immediately. The project aims to design and test a privacy-centred business model for applications in the quantified self domain. We are particularly seeking someone who has experience of HCI and interface design in a relevant field.

In order to apply...

University of Edinburgh
Posted Jan 15th 2016

CRISP is proud to announce that applications for its third biannual Doctoral Training School are open. The School takes place at the University of Edinburgh from the 20–24 June 2016. The School will feature five days of intensive training in multi-disciplinary research methods and skills in the field of Surveillance Studies. It will also feature a range of knowledge-exchange and research-...

Posted Dec 11th 2015

Humanity vs. Surveillance, delivered by Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner

In this lecture, Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, examines the pros and cons of CCTV provision in the UK. How do you think the jury voted?

An audio recording of the Lecture is available here....

Posted Dec 10th 2015


CRISP partners, the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queens University, Canada, are offering two PhD Scholarships starting in September 2016.  

The studentships are available in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University and are funded by the SSHRC Partnership Grant "Big Data Surveillance”.  They will be supervised by  David Lyon and/or David Murakami Wood.   The project is...

the conversation
Posted Nov 3rd 2015

If the feverish discussion in the press and the sudden appearance of spokesmen from the secret services and police are anything to go by, it seems that the UK government’s Investigatory Powers bill, announced in the 2015 Queens Speech, is due to appear soon.

Of course, Britain has been here before.

Under the previous Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government, the Tories...