Featured Event

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 -
12:00 - 16:30

The Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP) is running its post-Covid relaunch event to celebrate Coventry University joining the CRISP.  Coventry CRISP will be led by CRISP Director Professor Sally Dibb.

The face-to-face event will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2023 at Coventry University’s Technocentre and is being organised by Coventry's Centre...

Monday, June 19, 2023 - 12:30 - Friday, June 23, 2023 - 16:00

CRISP is proud to announce that applications for places at its Fifth Doctoral Training School are now open! 

The School takes place at the University of Essex from Monday 19 – Friday 23 June 2023. It will feature five days of intensive training in multi-disciplinary research methods and skills in the field of Surveillance Studies. A range of knowledge-exchange and research-training...

Past Events

Monday, December 5, 2022 -
18:00 - 19:45

Book Launch Presentation and Panel Discussion

At the Faculty of Advocates, High Street, Edinburgh

The Internet of Things raises interesting future questions about the ethical, societal and legal issues surrounding new technology. This book lauch will give an opportunity for Dr Guido Noto La Diega to unpack some if the critital issues facing a modern society that is fully...

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 14:00

Journalist Kirsten Han is visiting St Andrews to discuss her work in the context of large technological platforms such as Twitter. Hosted by Computer Science, this discussion should be of interest to students and staff across the University. Talk will be held in room 1.33 of the Jack Cole building at 2pm on December 1st.  

For many people, Twitter is/was a hellsite, with serious...

Friday, November 18, 2022 -
00:00 - 23:45

Dr Lachlan Urquhart and Dr Diana Miranda will be presenting 'Policing Faces – Perceptions of Facial and Emotion Recognition Technologies' exploring their recent research on this topic at the Online ALGOPOL Conference on 18th November 2022. The conference will cover a range of topics around policing, AI technologies, security, and surveillance. Details for online registration and of the wider...

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 16:00

Institute of Design Informatics Webinar, University of Edinburgh

In this talk, I will present insights from my interdisciplinary research agenda that examines the intersection between regulation and design of emerging smart technologies. There are regulatory concerns emerging from a variety of AI and Internet of Things systems around privacy, surveillance, security, sustainability,...

Thursday, October 13, 2022 -
00:00 - 23:45

CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, will present findings from recent research into the use of Body-Worn Video cameras in policing at the FutureScot: Digital Justice and Policing Conference, University of Strathclyde, 13 October 2022.

More information about the research can be found here.

More information about the FutureScot conference can be found here.

A blog...

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 -
18:00 - 20:30

A recording of the CRISP Annual Lecture can be found here.

The 2022 CRISP Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Fraser Sampson, the Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner, and Dr Brian Plastow, the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner.

The lecture will explore the way that face recognition technology is evolving and offers potential for use in public space surveillance...

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 -
17:00 - 21:15

Public Event

Is there a legitimate role for facial recognition in policing and law enforcement?

Hear the evidence of experts and make your own judgement - what’s your verdict?

Register for the event via Eventbrite.

NEW: Link to recording of the event is available here.


Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 08:00 - Friday, April 22, 2022 - 18:00

Sustainable Innovation, Law, and Policy in a Post-Covid World

The Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN) is delighted to announce its 1st annual conference, to be hosted at Stirling Highland Hotel, Thursday 21st-Friday 22nd April 2022.


Law and Innovation in Scotland: Working with and outwith academia

Chair: Rossana Ducato (Aberdeen)

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 18:00

On Wednesday 6th April the Royal Society of Arts MCICH Fellows Network is hosting an online talk called 'Surveillance: Expert perspectives'. Professor Kirstie Ball, CRISP Director, alongside Iain Mitchell QC and Dr Brian Plastow, Scottish Biometrics Commissioner will discuss their respective perspectives on surveillance. They will take in questions of privacy and regulations in the acquisition...