Past Events

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...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CRISP Directror, Professor William Webster, will speak on 'Big data governance' at the NADPO (National Association of Data Protection Officers) conference in Nottingham in October. Full details of the event are available here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
12:30 - 16:30

Are you interested in cycling, technology and urban planning?

If so, we would like to invite you to a citizens summit to discuss contemporary issues and solutions. The event is free and the discussion is likely to cover cycle lanes, electric bikes, cycling apps, rentable scooters and bikes and sustainable transport policy. The event will feature an interactive open debate between...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
17:00 - 19:00

Room C1, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling

Greg Singh presents The Death of Web 2.0
In the contemporary media ecosystem of “always-on” culture, judgements are made quickly and impacts can be far-reaching, affecting our relationships, wellbeing, mental health and the health of our communities. Drawing from and synthesising communitarian ethics, recognition theory, STS...

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...

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...

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...