Featured Event

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 13:00

A SCOTLIN Research Seminar funded by the Rotal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

Professor Christophe Geiger, Director of the Research Department of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, will talk about "Intellectual Property and Freedom of Expression" on Monday 15th March at 1pm.iegoTo attend the event please contact Guido Noto La Diego (...

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Friday, March 19, 2021 - 14:00

How can surveillant concepts draw together research on counter-surveillance in workplace 4.0? On 19th March, Kirstie Ball will deliver an online seminar at the Privacy Salon,Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) addressing this question. 

This seminar draws upon the findings of a systematic review on the extension of workplace surveillance in recent times. Across...

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 13:00

SCOTLIN Research Seminar funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Sophie Cargill, Senior Associate at Mellicks Solicitors will talk about defamation in Scots law on Monday 22nd March at 1pm.

To attend the seminar please contact Guido Noto La Diego (

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 16:00

SCOTLIN launch event funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Professor Hector MacQueen, Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Private Law (University of Edinburgh), Chair of the Law section of the British Academy, and former Scottish Law Commissioner will be present “Law and Innovation in Scotland: Some Impressionistic Thoughts”, 31st March at 4pm.

To attend the event please...

Past Events

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 13:00

A SCOTLIN Research Seminar funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

Joseph Savirimuthu, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, will talk about “Thinking with Algorithms - Optimism, Pessimism and Realism” on Monday 1 February at 1pm.

To attend the seminar please contact Guido Notta La Diego (

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 13:00

A SCOTLIN Research Seminar Funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

Dr Karen McCullagh, Course Director of the LLM in Media Law, Policy & Practice at the University of East Anglia will talk about “Data protection Brexit, and international data transfers” on Monday 25th January at 1pm.

To attend this seminar please contact Guido Nota La Diego (

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 09:00 - Friday, June 19, 2020 - 17:00

We're sorry to announce that the Fifth CRISP Doctoral Training School is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  Thanks to all of you who engaged with the school and to those who applied to come. We'll be back again in future years. In the meantime, look after yourselves.

Kirstie, William, Charles and Pete


Monday, February 3, 2020 -
18:00 - 21:00

ORGANIZED BY VUB Chair in Surveillance Studies and Privacy Salon‍

LOCATION Botanique, Rue Royale 236, 1210 Brussels –

On 1 October 2019, the VUB Chair in Surveillance Studies started. The Chair is based at the LSTS research group and is supported by the research groups CRiS and SMIT. The Chair is coordinated by Professor Dr. Rosamunde van Brakel. The main...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 -
11:45 - 13:00

Moderated by Seda Guerses, TUDelft (NL)
Panelists: Lina Dencik, Data Justice Lab, University of Cardiff (UK), James Farrar, Worker Info Exchange (UK), William Webster, University of Stirling (UK).

Location: Area42 / Room A, Paleizenstraat 46, 1030 Brussels

The rise of smart cities is taking place in parallel to the global development of platforms generating unprecedented urban...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 09:00 - Friday, January 24, 2020 - 17:00

CRISP facilitated a panel at the annual CPDP (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection) Conference in Brussels in January, on the topic of automatic face recognition surveillance cameras in the UK. A full recording of the panel is available on YouTube here.

Panel theme:

The UK is often heralded as a world leader in the use of public space surveillance camera systems and over the last...

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 09:30

The next Scottish Privacy Forum will take place in the Boardroom of The Gateway Building, University of St Andrews on the 13th January 2020. The theme of the forum is 'Personal Data and Political Campaigning' and will feature an exciting range of speakers addressing the issue from contrasting perspectives. The confirmed speakers are:

Mr Willie Rennie, MP. Leader of the Scottish Liberal...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

CRISP runs a book series for Routledge entitled Routledge Studies in Surveillance. It's important to us that new, exciting, book-length scholarship about surveillance in all its forms has an outlet. Information about the series can be found here. We'd like to make the series a success and so we  have decided to have two open calls a year, running for one month at a time in June and December....

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 14:30

Kirstie Ball is delivering a seminar about her research on the Big Data Surveillance project at Newcastle University London's Business School on Wednesday 11th December at 14.30. 

Entitled 'Lost in Translation' the seminar will examine the multiple negotiations involved in establishing surveillant lines of sight using analytics. The research examines the experiences of three business...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, will be speaking on the ‘ethics of online state surveillance’ at the Scottish International Policing Conference in December in Edinburgh.

This year the SIPC will explore ethical, legal and societal concerns raised by the incorporation of various forms of technology and the challenge of policing in a digital sphere. This may range from a...