Past Events

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 -
16:00 - 18:00

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference, Brussels, 23-26 May 2023

Organising Institution: Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy

A recording of this panel session is now available online at:

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 14:00

We are delighted to announce our first online research seminar, to be delivered by Dr Michelle Spektor. Michelle is a Lecturer on the Science, Technology and Society Program at TUFTS University, USA. The seminar takes place on May 17th at 1400 UK time on MS Teams.

To join the seminar, all you need to do is click on the 'join the seminar' link below. The link will become live 15 minutes...

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 -
12:00 - 16:30

The Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP) is running its post-Covid relaunch event to celebrate Coventry University joining the CRISP.  Coventry CRISP will be led by CRISP Director Professor Sally Dibb.

The face-to-face event will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2023 at Coventry University’s Technocentre and is being organised by Coventry's Centre...

Monday, April 17, 2023 -
00:00 - 23:45

CRISP Directors, Professor Pete Fussey and Professor William Webster, presented a paper on the future governance of surveillance cameras at the ICDDF 2023 (Digital Video Experts Group an NPCC CCTV Conference, Heathrow, 17 April 2023. The paper was titled 'The Future Governance of Surveillance Cameras: A Gap Analysis Reflecting on Provisions in the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill'...

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 -
12:30 - 14:00

Jędrzej Kupczyński, University of Warsaw, Poland.

The paper describes the state of affairs with Body Worn Video (BWV) in Poland, trying to compare them with global trends and disputes on inviting new technologies to policing. This description will be accompanied with a presentation of soon-to-be initiated research on BWV, held at the Department of Criminalistics at the University of...

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 17:15

CRISP Director Kirstie Ball will deliver next week's Saints Talk at the University of St Andrews. The event takes place on MS Teams, 28th March 2023 at 5.15pm GMT.  You can register to attend at this link.


When we hear the word ‘surveillance’ we might be tempted to think about spies, big brother and malign forces watching from afar. In this talk we start with a...

Monday, December 5, 2022 -
18:00 - 19:45

Book Launch Presentation and Panel Discussion

At the Faculty of Advocates, High Street, Edinburgh

The Internet of Things raises interesting future questions about the ethical, societal and legal issues surrounding new technology. This book lauch will give an opportunity for Dr Guido Noto La Diega to unpack some if the critital issues facing a modern society that is fully...

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 14:00

Journalist Kirsten Han is visiting St Andrews to discuss her work in the context of large technological platforms such as Twitter. Hosted by Computer Science, this discussion should be of interest to students and staff across the University. Talk will be held in room 1.33 of the Jack Cole building at 2pm on December 1st.  

For many people, Twitter is/was a hellsite, with serious...

Friday, November 18, 2022 -
00:00 - 23:45

Dr Lachlan Urquhart and Dr Diana Miranda will be presenting 'Policing Faces – Perceptions of Facial and Emotion Recognition Technologies' exploring their recent research on this topic at the Online ALGOPOL Conference on 18th November 2022. The conference will cover a range of topics around policing, AI technologies, security, and surveillance. Details for online registration and of the wider...