Surveillance Studies Centre

Around the World Conference

A world wide collaborative conference on Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age, May 21, 2014 . http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/

The Around the World Conference is an experiment that brings together a research dialogue without the environmental cost of traditional conferences. Institutes and researchers are invited to participate either through presenting or by joining...

Transparent Lives/Vivre à nu book launch!

Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada / Vivre à nu: La surveillance au Canada is being launched by The New Transparency Project , a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative, and published by Athabasca University Press on Thursday, May 8, 2014 .

The book launch will be held from 5:00 -...

Who Owns our Secrets?

A conversation with former CSIS Assistant Director Ray Boisvert , internet law pioneer Michael Geist , world-renowned surveillance scholar David Lyon and BC Civil Liberties Association Policy Director Micheal Vonn , moderated by CBC Radio host Brent Bambury ( Day 6 ). Spur Festival in Toronto, April 3, 7:00pm. See:

http://spurfestival.ca/toronto/events/who-owns-our-secrets/

Expert report reveals Internet providers should be more transparent about how they handle our private information

Report lifts the curtain on how Internet providers protect privacy, giving Canadians an at-a-glance tool to rate their provider’s transparency compared with others

March 27, 2014 A new report by leading privacy experts has revealed that Canadian Internet providers need to be much more transparent about how they protect their customers’ private information....

Congratulations to Kevin Haggerty

Kevin Haggerty, New Transparency co-investigator, was one of just five Canadian researchers to receive the 2014 Killam Research Fellowship. He plans to outline the factors that allowed broad surveillance to be part of everyday life.

See: http://news.ualberta.ca/newsarticles/2014/march/keeping-a-close-eye-on-surveillance-creep

See also:

http://canadacouncil.ca/en/council/news-room/news/2014/killam-fellowships

http://killamprogram.canadacouncil.ca/fellowship-members-2014/kevin-haggerty

The two-year, $140,000 prize grants...

Helping Canadians Find Pathways to Privacy

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is hosting the second Pathways to Privacy Symposium, March 20 - 21 at the University of Toronto Faculty Club. See: http://ccla.org/home/pathways2privacy/

Join the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and their partners – the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, CIPPIC, and the University of Sherbrooke – at the second Pathways...

Feb 11: The Day We Fight Back

On February 11th Canadian individuals, community groups and businesses will join people around the world for "The Day We Fight Back" -- A day of action against dragnet surveillance.

Visit thedaywefightback.ca to take action.

Public Lecture: John Stackhouse "Media and Democracy in a Digital Age"

Wednesday 13 November 2013 7pm Currie Hall, RMC

Royal Military College (Kingston, ON) presents John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

Media and Democracy in a Digital Age

Open to the Public Sponsored by the Department of Political Science

Call for Papers: The Politics of Surveillance, May 8-10, 2014

Universityof Ottawa

The organizers are seeking written paper contributionsfrom scholars and activists who are working in areas closely related to thequestion of how thegovernmental and corporate surveillance might best bechallenged, regulated, resisted or reversed. Abstracts due 10 January 2014 .

EventSponsor: The New Transparency , a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative EventHost:University of Ottawa Thoughcivil society advocates,...

Crime, Immigration and Surveillance Workshop @ Queen’s Nov 7 & 8, 2013

This workshop brings together experts on criminal law and theory, migration law and surveillance studies from a variety of traditions and jurisdictions. This workshop is open to faculty and students of Queen’s University. However, space is limited and advance registration is required.

If you wish to attend, please register with Megan Hamilton by Friday Nov. 1....

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