Story Archive

  1. April 1, 2014

    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:

  2. March 27, 2014

    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

  3. March 24, 2014

    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.

  4. March 17, 2014

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

  5. February 10, 2014

    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 to take action.

  6. November 20, 2013

    The 2013 Surveillance Studies Network Annual Book Prize, for the best surveillance studies monograph published in 2012, has been awarded to Dr Daniel Trottier for 'Social Media as Surveillance' (Ashgate, 2012).

  7. November 11, 2013

    Wednesday 13 November 2013
    Currie Hall, RMC

  8. November 7, 2013

    University of Ottawa

    The organizers are seeking written paper contributions from scholars and activists who are working in areas closely related to the question of how the governmental and corporate surveillance might best be challenged, regulated, resisted or reversed. Abstracts due 10 January 2014.

  9. October 22, 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.

  10. September 18, 2013

    Queen’s University professor David Lyon (Sociology) was recently inducted as an academician into the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in the United Kingdom.