Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 14:00

On the 19th March at 1400 in the School of Computer Science (Jack Cole Building, room 1.33a) Paul-Olivier De Haye will present his seminar 'From Cambridge Analytica to the future of online services: A personal journey'


2018 was a crazy year for privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May, and new revelations on the personal data ecosystem were...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 -
13:30 - 15:00

University of Stirling, Cottrell Room 3B129

This talk presents evidence from a number of collaborative projects. The driving concern behind the research was that, as local government increasingly relies on citizens to report problems such as littering, dog fouling and potholes, then the propensity for more affluent and higher socio-economic-status citizens, and their communities, to...

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 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....

Past Events

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 17:15

School III, St Salvators’s Quadrangle, St Andrews University


Over 30 years ago, when cyberneticist Stafford Beer proclaimed ‘my electronic image in the machine may be more real than I am’, he was signalling his concern with the impact of personal information processing on human dignity, autonomy and identity.  Since then, large scale personal Information processing has...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

CRISP will be hosting a panal at the 2019 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference in Brussels in January on the topioc of Smart City Governance.

Topic Area:

Smart City (SC) developments are embedding digital technologies is all aspects of urban life. Typically, the focus is more efficient services and better-informed policy-making. The SC umbrella covers a range of...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 16:00

Book review and discussion.

Thinking Alllowed, BBC Radio 4, with Laurie Taylor, discusses the new book 'Surveillance and Democracy in Europe' (edited by Kirstie Ball and William Webster). Programme features a conversation with Professor Kirstie Ball (CRISP St Andrews) and Professor David Lyon (Surveillance Studies Centre). 

Surveillance and Democracy in Europe (Routledge Studies in...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hosted by CRISP

Hotel du Vin, St Andrews


Dr Emmeline Taylor - I Spy AI: Growing Up in the Age of SurveillanceProf Lydia Plowman and Dr Andrew Manches - The Internet of Toys: Data and PrivacyCarole Ewart - Children: Privacy, Access to Information and Human Rights - Enabling a Balanced ApproachDr Elena Beratarbide - Scottish Citizens privacy: National Approaches to...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 13:00

CRISP/MWO Research Seminar

13.00-14.30, Room 2A13, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling 

Data literacy is an emergent field in Science and Technology Studies. In a world where entire economies, communications infrastructure and media ecosystems are datafied, current  understanding of data literacy’s centrality to everyday life remains variable. Such an...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 18:00

Kirstie Ball will deliver a lecture entitled "Surveillance, Institutional Trustworthiness and Security Governance" at the John F Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin. The lecture begins at 1800 and takes place at Habelschwerdter Allee 45 in room Hörsaal 1b. 

The lecture  features as part of the institute's "Surveillance and Social Order:...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 -
16:00 - 18:00

Design Informatics and CRISP Seminar

The concept of the Internet of Things has a long history and, at least academically, has been discussed under a variety of headings: ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, and cyber-physical systems. While these terms and the idea of the IoT have hazy borders, commercial deployment of purpose- built devices with onboard sensors, networking and...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, will chair the Westminster Briefing workhop reviwing the progress of the National Surviellance Camera Strategy. Speakers include Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commisioner and T/Superintendent Simon Corbin, the CCTV lead at the Metropolitan Police.

Further information about the event is available here.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 09:00 - Friday, September 28, 2018 - 17:00

CodeBase, Stirling, Scotland, 27–28 September 2018

Dr Federica Frabetti (University of Roehampton)
Dr Martin Poulter (Wikimedian in Residence, University of Oxford)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00 - Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 18:00

12th and 13th September 2018
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

CRISP Directors Professor Charles Raab and Professor William Webster will be speaking at the Institute of Philosophy’s symposium on ‘Privacy in the New Public Sphere, its Value and its Threats’.

This conference will focus on the value of privacy in contemporary society, and the threats it...