Past Events

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 16:00

Institute of Design Informatics Webinar, University of Edinburgh

In this talk, I will present insights from my interdisciplinary research agenda that examines the intersection between regulation and design of emerging smart technologies. There are regulatory concerns emerging from a variety of AI and Internet of Things systems around privacy, surveillance, security, sustainability,...

Thursday, October 13, 2022 -
00:00 - 23:45

CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, will present findings from recent research into the use of Body-Worn Video cameras in policing at the FutureScot: Digital Justice and Policing Conference, University of Strathclyde, 13 October 2022.

More information about the research can be found here.

More information about the FutureScot conference can be found here.

A blog...

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...