What We're Doing

  1. December 2, 2015

    Two Scholarships at the PhD level (starting September 2016) are available in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University to work on a project, funded through a SSHRC Partnership Grant on “Big Data Surveillance” under the supervision of David Lyon and/or David Murakami Wood.  The project is a multi-disciplinary and comparative analysis of the development and impact of big data analytics in many domains:  security, consumer, health, welfare, electoral, intelligence, employment and others.  The project is coordinated through the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University.  

  2. November 16, 2015

    SSHRC’s Insight Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual or team whose project has made a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world.

  3. November 10, 2015

    On Thursday November 12th, the Queen’s International Affairs Association (QIAA) is presenting Edward Snowden as keynote speaker for the Queen’s Model United Nations Invitational.

    The talk runs from 6:30 pm to 8pm – doors open at 6pm – with a 45 minute keynote address by Snowden about the changing nature of surveillance and current state of espionage, followed by a 35 minute question period moderated by Dr. David Lyon of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s.

What We're Tweeting

February 12 at 9:46 AM
Canada's no-fly list may erode security rather than enhance it, writes @craigkielburger huffingtonpost.ca/craig-and-marc… via @HuffPostCanada
February 12 at 9:39 AM
RT @openDemocracy: 4 key principles for developing a global privacy regime in the age of mass surveillance: bit.ly/1PgF1Cn pic.twitter.com/UwhICGCbPT
February 8 at 11:50 AM
Where privacy and security intersect, will police and intelligence (finally) work together? fw.to/46tjjzc