Past Events

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 14:00 - Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:45

Faith communities use surveillance technologies to protect their buildings and worshippers. Religious leaders sometimes use their equivalent of customer data management software to track attendance numbers or to better understand the profile of their community. Individual religious believers engage in surveillance of one another through social networking sites. 

Surveillance technologies...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 14:00 - Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 13:45

Professor Lilian Edwards, Professor in the field of Internet Law at Strathclyde University will be giving a seminar on 17th March entitled 'Slave to the algorithm? Awaiting the Law Cavalry.'  The seminar is hosted by the Department of Computing and takes place in the Jack Cole building room 1.33b. 

The abstract of the talk is as follows:

There is considerable current concern about...

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
00:00 - 23:45

Workshop, University of Stirling

CRISP is hosting a workshop to explore contemporary citizen-centred approaches to engaging citizens about their experiences of privacy in the digital world. The ways in which citizen participation and engagement are evolving in the digital world will also be explored. The workshop will feature a series of contributions from expert speakers. It is designed...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00 - Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:45

Visiting researcher Dr Tjerk Timan will deliver a seminar entitled 'Re-inventing privacy for the 21st century - why and how?' on Wednesday 15th February from 12 - 2pm. The seminar will be held in Lecture Room 2 in the School of Management, The Gateway Building, North Haugh, St Andrews.


Due to novel ICTs, classical distinctions of spaces such as the home, the workplace, or...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 15:30

CRISP lecture at University of Edinburgh

Law assumes that matter is passive while mind is active. This assumption no longer holds. In her talk Hildebrandt will discuss some of the core issues raised in her book,  Smart Technologies and the End(s) of Law (2015). First of all, she will explain what she has called ‘a new animism’ that increasingly ‘drives’ commercial...

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 11:45

CRISP is hosting a panel at next year's Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Annual Conference entitled 'Privacy and the Quantified Self in Healthcare Settings'.  The panel takes place from 11.45 to 13:00 in Maison Autrique at Les Halles conference centre.

QS has created new types of information about personhood, but unlike keeping a personal diary, electronic surveillance is an...

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 00:00 - Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 23:45

The Surveillance & Religion Network will hold a AHRC funded workshop to explore religion as an object of surveillance on 17th-19th of October 2016 in Birmingham, UK. The aim of this workshop is to facilitate dialogue amongst academic researchers, faith practitioners, and other stakeholders with a view to better understanding the issues arising now, and likely to be so in the immediate...

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 12:30

This lecture will examine contemporary issues associated with the governance of personal data in 'smart cities' and 'big data' environments.

Old Government Buildings,

Lecture Theatre 3,

15 Lambton Quay, Wellington


Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 17:30

This lecture will set out what it means to live in a surveillance society and examine how suble and hidden surveillance technologies are governed.

Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 2,

23 Lambton Quay, Wellington


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 17:45

21st June, 2016, University of Edinburgh, 5.45pm.