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...

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, 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...

Past Events

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)

ABOUT the RSE Life in Data Research Network
The RSE Life in Data Network is a...

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...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 09:00 - Friday, June 22, 2018 - 17:00

Deadline for applications extended to Friday 30th March 2018

CRISP is proud to announce that applications can be submitted for its fourth biannual Doctoral Training School. The School takes place at the University of St Andrews from Monday 18– Friday 22 June 2018. The School will feature five days of intensive training in multi-disciplinary research methods and skills in the field of...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 15:30

Cybersecurity at Stirling: A Panel Presentation

This is a public event which is free of charge. Register a place via Eventbrite.


The Industrial Strategy recognises that "the world is undergoing a technological revolution", with grand challenges in Artificial Intelligence set and a commitment of £20M to a Cyber Discovery Programme which aims to prepare and...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 18:00

CRISP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, will deliver the CRISP Annual Lecture on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 in Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, EH8 9LE. You are welcome to arrive at 6.00pm and the lecture will begin at 6.30pm.

Elizabeth Denham was appointed UK Information Commissioner in July 2016, having previously held...