Posted Mar 22nd 2018

Deadline for abstracts extended until 15th May 2018!

Whilst concepts and approaches associated with e-Government and the smart city appear to be focussed on delivering better services, they differ markedly, with the former focussing on the administrative and enhanced use of ICTs and the latter on creating an environment for innovation and radical new ways of using data, including data...

Posted Mar 21st 2018

On 21 February 2018 CRISP hosted a Question Time Themed event on the future of surveillance cameras in the UK. The event took place at the London School of Economics and attracted lively debate and an audience of about 100.

The Panel, chired by Professor Pete Fussey of the University of Essex, included:

Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Lord Brian Paddick, Liberal...

Posted Mar 20th 2018

The University of St Andrews is offering a Ph.D. studentship in the area of Privacy as a Social Value.  The funding covers EU/home fees and RCUK-level maintenance costs.  The student will be jointly supervised by Professor Kirstie Ball (School of Management) and Professor Katherine Hawley (Department of Philosophy), and will be affiliated with CRISP (the Centre for Research Into Surveillance...

Posted Mar 19th 2018

CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, has been announced as one of the new Co-Editors-in-Chief, of the journal Information Polity.  Professor Webster will work alongside Professor Albert Meijer of Utrecht University and a newly constituted Editorial Board and Associate Editors.  Information Polity has a long-standing reputation as one of the world’s leading eGovernment journals and has a...

Posted Mar 16th 2018

Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, delivered the 6th Annual CRISP Lecture on Wednesday, 14th March before a large audience at the University of Edinburgh. Entitled 'Money, Law and Courage: The Varied Roles of the UK Information Commissioner'.  Ms. Denham first explained the financial and other resources at her disposal, as well as the legal and other instruments she can use in...

Posted Feb 7th 2018

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.

The lecture is entitled 'Law, Money and Courage: The Roles of the UK Information Commissioner'...

Posted Feb 6th 2018

CRISP St Andrews has secured two PhD scholarships from the St Leonards Interdisciplinary PhD studentship scheme.

The first, based in the Department of Philosophy, is co-supervised by Professors Katherine Hawley and Kirstie Ball. It is entitled 'Privacy as a Social Value: Conceptual and Regulatory Issues'. Further particulars and a link to the application portal can be found here


Posted Jan 8th 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 Surveillance Studies. It will also feature a range of knowledge-...

Posted Sep 29th 2017

CRISP is pleased to announce that the first book in the new Routledge Studies in Surveillance series is soon to be published. Titled 'Big data, surveillance and crisis management' and edited by Kees Boersma and Chiara Fonio the edoted collection will be published at the start of 2018.

Jorge thinking deeply about his doctoral research

Posted Sep 13th 2017

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Jorge Campos who is CRISP's latest PhD candidate. He will be based at St Andrews School of Management. Jorge joins us from the University of Leeds where he graduated with a Masters in Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy. He holds his Bachelor’s degree from the Polytechnic in his hometown of Porto. 

Jorge's Master’s thesis explored the trust...