Posted Nov 3rd 2022

UK police use of live facial recognition unlawful and unethical, report finds. Available here.

Posted Oct 4th 2022

Surveillance is one of the fundamental sociotechnical processes underpinning the administration, governance and management of the modern world. It shapes how the world is experienced and enacted. The much-hyped growth in computing power and data analytics in public and private life, successive scandals concerning privacy breaches, national security and human rights have vastly increased its...

Posted Oct 3rd 2022

Stirling CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, has been appointed by the Scottish Government to a Research Advisory Group to oversee research on public space CCTV in Scotland.  The research, led by the University of Glasgow, is intended to collate a baseline of evidence in order to better understand the value of public space CCTV and to identify what can be learned from other...

Posted Aug 18th 2022

There is widespread public support for police officers in Scotland to wear body cameras when attending incidents, but certain pitfalls must be avoided, new research highlights.

Police Scotland commissioned researchers from the University of Stirling to understand how body worn video (BWV) has been used effectively, elsewhere in the UK and internationally, in ways that best support...

Posted Aug 11th 2022

Hearty congratulations go to CRISP St Andrews PhD student Janis Wong, who has been awarded her PhD. Janis's thesis was entitled "Co-creating Data Protection Solutions Through A Commons". In her thesis Janis explored the feasbility of creating a data protection commons for online learning. She found that a data protection-focused data commons - as a socio-technical framework - can support the...

Posted Jun 30th 2022

CRISP researchers have produced a commissioned research report to support the provision of Body-Worn Video (BWV) Cameras in policing in Scotland.  The research was commissioned by Police Scotland, the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and the Scottish Institute for Police Research (SIPR) in autumn 2021.  The report captures existing knowledge about the experiences and implications of the police...

Posted Jun 22nd 2022

Special Issue of Information Polity, Volume 27, No.2.

OUT NOW - full open access

Contents include:

Introduction to the Special Issue
Johann Cas, Paul De Hert, Maria Grazia Porcedda and Charles D. Raab

The European PNR Directive as an instance of pre-emptive, risk-based algorithmic security and its implications for the regulatory framework - Elisa Orrù


Posted Jun 9th 2022

Special Issue Guest Editors:
Rony Medaglia, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Gianluca Misuraca, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (United Nations, 2015) are shaping the global agenda in multiple areas, including public opinion, policy, and research. The 17 SDGs, detailed in 169 targets, have an...

Posted Jun 9th 2022

Call for Papers Deadline extended to 10 June 2022

For this special issue of the journal Information Polity we are interested in papers on the topic of open government data for citizen participation. 

Special Issue Guest Editors are:
Shirley Kempeneer, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Johan Wolswinkel, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University, The...

Posted Jan 25th 2022


The 2022 Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 13th to 16th September 2022. The Conference is being organised by the European Group for Public Administration and INA - Portugal. For this conference, the Permanent Study Group on e-Government requests: (1) abstracts for papers...