Past Events

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 00:00 - Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 23:45

Human flourishing is aided and hindered by surveillance systems. Religious ethics, directed towards an authentic way of life, have, therefore, a significant interest in how Big Data  and other surveillance strategies shape men and women. On the other hand, religious ethics may reflect the concerns of analogue societies rather than 21st century digital, networked communities.


Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 18:30

Former Scottish Information Commissioner Rosemary Agnew will deliver the 2017 CRISP Annual Lecture.

Rosemary Agnew is currently the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, a post she took up on 1 May 2017.  She is better known to many of us as the (now former) Scottish Information Commissioner: a post she held for five years, from 2012.  Rosemary is committed to openness and transparency of...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 14:00 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 15:45

CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, will be speaking at the 2017 MSC Global Security Conference in Bristol in November. The event will focus on developments in video surveillance camera policy and practice and Professor Webster's presentation will assess the deployment of Body-Worn Video cameras in public service contexts.  

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 09:00 - Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 16:45

A Research Workshop of the Big Data Surveillance partnership project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. CRISP is a project partner in the Big Data Surveillance project.

Location: University of Ottawa

Security intelligence is in a state of flux.

New technological developments are challenging older ways of working, most notably the ubiquity...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
00:00 - 23:45

Professor William Webster will chair the Westminster Briefing event on 'CCTV and Surveillance Cameras: Implementing the National Strategy and Meeting Codes of Practice' taking place in London on 12th October 2017. The session will cover all aspects of the new UK Surveillance Camera Strategy recently published by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 00:00 - Friday, September 1, 2017 - 23:45

2017 EGPA Annual Conference, Milano, Italy

The European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) in close collaboration with Politecnico di Milano is organizing the 2017 EGPA Annual Conference to be held from 30 August to 1st September in Bovisa (Milan). The event will be preceded by the PhD Symposium on 28 and 29 August.

As always, we are proposing a theme for the meeting, but also...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:30

News just in! 

Professor David Lyon will be visiting the University of St Andrews in May this year. As Principle Investigator on our 'Big Data Surveillance' SSHRC partnership grant he will be interacting with PhD students and staff who are researching surveillance issues in the University. He will also be delivering a seminar entitled 'Big Data Surveillance: Social Sorting on Steroids...

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 15:30 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 16:45

Room 1.06 Old Surgeons’ Hall, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

SSTI (Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation) and CRISP (Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy) are very pleased to present an informal seminar by David Lyon, one of the world’s leading and most prolific scholars of surveillance. He will talk about his forthcoming book, The...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 15:30

Professor Kirstie Ball will be delivering a seminar entitled:  Institutional Trustworthiness and the Security-Privacy Trade-Off in Europe. The seminar takes place at 3.30pm on Friday 14th April in the Old Library, Psychology Building, University of St Andrews, building no 69 on the campus map.


Against a backdrop of declining public trust in government and a climate of...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 20:00 - Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 19:45

As part of the Edinburgh Festival of Science, the Church of Scotland is hosting a discussion entitled 'Borders, Benefits and Biomedicine: Surveillance and Social Justice'. The event will take place in the Main Hall at Summerhall (Edinburgh, EH9 1PL) and begins at 20.00. 

Together, the invited speakers and the audience will examine whether digital surveillance is impacting issues of...