SSC Seminar Series

A key component of our project are the research seminars we regularly hold throughout the academic term to draw other co-investigators, students, and partners together for round-table discussions.

Surveillance Studies Centre

The Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University is committed to high quality research on the growth of surveillance globally, exploring many aspects of contemporary monitoring, tracking, management and control. The SSC is also part of a broad network of surveillance research that is both multi-disciplinary and international.

Big Data Surveillance

The primary funding of the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) is from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). We are currently working on a five-year Big Data Surveillance (BDS) project funded by a SSHRC Parnership Grant. The Big Data Surveillance project examines the relationship between big data and surveillance in three linked streams: security, marketing, and governance.

The Latest News

eQuality Lesson Plans for the Disconnection Challenge

Teens Talk Tech: Social Media and Families in the Digital Age was hosted by the Surveillance Studies Centre , along with The eQuality Project , the Ontario Secondary Teachers Federation... Read more about @title...

Is Sidewalk Labs doing enough to protect privacy? No

By David Murakami Wood and Bianca Wylie , Aug. 28, 2018, Opinion, Toronto Star. Before we answer the question of whether Sidewalk Labs is doing enough to protect privacy, we... Read more about @title...

Are Data Driven Elections Ethical? – Some Lessons from the UK

By Colin Bennett, August 13, 2018, Opinion, Globe and Mail. A data-driven election can be ethical In the run-up to the 2019 federal election, there needs to be far more... Read more about @title...

Upcoming Events

SSC Seminar Series: Molly Sauter

Molly Sauter

Title: TBA

Wednesday, October 31 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

About the speaker: Molly Sauter is a Vanier Scholar and PhD candidate in Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal, QC, researching the politics of disruption in networked communication technology. They are the author of The Coming Swarm: DDoS Actions, Hacktivism,...

SSC Seminar Series: Lisa Carver and Derya Gungor

Lisa Carver and Derya Gungor

Title: TBA

Wednesday, November 21 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Everyone welcome!

SSC Seminar Series: Nasma Ahmed

Nasma Ahmed

Title: TBA

Wednesday, November 28 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

Everyone welcome!

Surveillance Studies Centre

Surveillance of many kinds is growing rapidly throughout the world and the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University is committed to high quality research to follow such developments.

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Projects

Big Data Surveillance

Big Data Surveillance

(20152020)

In the world of big data surveillance, huge amounts of data are sucked into systems that store, combine and analyze them, to create patterns and reveal trends that can be used for Security, Marketing and Governance
The New Transparency

The New Transparency

(20082015)

The New Transparency makes visible the identities of individuals, workings of institutions and flows of information in ways never before seen.
Globalization of Personal Data

Globalization of Personal Data

(20032007)

An investigation of some of the many ways that personal data flow across borders, with a special focus on increased security concerns after 9/11, and the goal of highlighting and explaining the social, political and economic consequences of those flows.

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