SCAN Resources

Online Reports and Articles

Online Reports and Articles

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Revisiting the Surveillance Camera Revolution: Issues of Governance and Public Policy (2011), C. William R. Webster, Eric Topfer, Francisco R. Topfer and Charles D. Raab (Eds), Information Polity, Special Issue 1, 16(4).

Cameras Everywhere: Current Challenges and Opportunities at the Intersection of Human Rights, Video and Technology WITNESS, 2011.

A Report on Camera Surveillance in Canada: Part One Surveillance Camera Awareness Network (SCAN), January 2009.

A Report on Camera Surveillance in Canada: Part Two Surveillance Camera Awareness Network (SCAN), December 2009.

Privacy and Video Surveillance in Mass Transit Systems: A Special Investigation Report, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, 2008.

"The Spy Who Blogged Me: How we learned to stop worrying and love surveillance"
by Hal Niedzviecki, The Walrus magazine, May 2008.

'Little England? The rise of open-street closed-circuit television surveillance in Canada', by Kevin Walby. Surveillance & Society 4 (1/2): 29-51, 2006.

City of Windsor Downtown Video Surveillance Policy, City of Windsor, 2004.

London Downtown Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Program Code of Practice, City of London, Ontario 2004.

CCTV: Literature Review and Bibliography, by Wade Deisman. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 2003.

To CCTV or not to CCTV?: A review of current research into the effectiveness of CCTV systems in reducing crime, by R. Armitage. NACRO Crime and Policy Section, London, UK, 2002.

Guidelines for Using Video Surveillance Cameras in Public Places, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, 2001.


Camera Surveillance Bibliography. Prepared by SCAN. January 2009. Adobe Reader Required.

*New Book*: Aaron Doyle, Randy Lippert and David Lyon (eds) (December 2011) Eyes Everywhere: The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance, Routledge. See:


Research Projects:

Citizen Lab
Global Network Initiative
Human Security Report Project
Open Net Initiative
On the Identity Trail Project
Surveillance Studies Network (SSN)
Urban Eye
Watch Lists and Border Controls
Surveillance & Society online journal

Privacy Commissioners:

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)
Blog of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC)
List of Provincial and Territorial Privacy Commissioners
Access to Information and Privacy: Canadian Provinces and Territories
Access to Information and Privacy: International

Advocacy Groups:

ACLU- American Civil Liberties Union
CAIR-CAN- Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations
CASPIAN- Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering
EFF- Electronic Frontier Foundation
EPIC- Electronic Privacy Information Center
FIPA- BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
ICAMS- International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance
ICLMG- The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group
Liberty: Protecting Civil Liberties Promoting Human Rights (UK)
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PI- Privacy International
Privacy Info
Surveillance Camera Players
Institute for the Study of Privacy Issues (ISPI)


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