Past Events

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...

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:30

On Tuesday 25th January Kirstie Ball will deliver a talk to the National Association of Data Protection Officers in their lunchtime seminar series. The talk is entitled 'Worker Monitoring and Surveillance: Psycho-social risks and organizational justice' and is based on the findings of her recent report for the Joint Research Council of the European Union. 

Kirstie will discuss how the...

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 -
13:00 - 14:30


Anna Wilson (University of Stirling); Jen Ross (University of Edinburgh);  Pat Lockley (Pgogy Webstuff); Jane McKie (University of Edinburgh); and Amy Collier (Middlebury College)

About the Workshop

In this workshop, participants will discuss and imagine data and surveillance futures in education.  You will have a chance to experience the storytelling tool 'Data...

Friday, October 8, 2021 -
00:00 - 23:45

Speakers include:

Joshua Fairfield (Washington and Lee University), From Owned to Owner: Changing the Core Narratives of Digital PropertyMarco Ricolfi (University of Turin), The Future of Intellectual Property in the Algorithmic SocietyCristiana Sappa (IÉSEG), Who owns cultural heritage in the algorithmic society?Dan L Burk (University of California), Cheap Creativity and What It Will...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 -
00:00 - 23:45


Participants at this Workshop will explore and better comprehend how evolving information flows are impacting on the higher education experience, from a variety of perspectives, whether it be as a student, educator, researcher, administrator, manager, librarian, technologist or policy-advisor. Of particular interest are the unforeseen implications and consequences of...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 18:00 - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 17:45

On June 22nd at 6pm BST the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Fellows MCICH network is hosting an online panel discussion entitled 'Future Work, Future Workplace'.

Professor Kirstie Ball will lead the discussion, which will focus on workplace surveillance. Robert Carr, Anderson Strathern LLP and Fair Work Convention member and Aidan O’Carroll, Chairman IoD Scotland, Chairman designate Revenue...

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 00:00 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 23:45

You are invited to a two-day technical workshop on “Practices towards algorithmic management and their impact on workers” runs on June 15th from 1 - 4pm and on June 16th from 3 - 6pm. All times are CEST. 

The workshop takes place under the auspices of the  “Building partnerships on the future of work” project. It is a collaboration between the Joint Research Centre of the European...