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William Webster

William Webster

Professor, Public Policy and Management, University of Stirling

Professor C. William R. Webster is Professor of Public Policy and Management at the University of Stirling. He is a Director of CRISP, a research centre dedicated to understanding the social impacts and consequences of technologically mediated surveillance. Prof Webster is the 2016 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor, based at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington.  Professor Webster has research expertise in the policy processes, regulation and governance of CCTV, surveillance in everyday life, privacy and surveillance ethics, as well as public policy relating to data protection and e-government. He is chair of the Scottish Privacy Forum and the LiSS COST Action, and is involved in a number of research projects, including IRISS, ASSERT and SmartGov. He is also chair of the Management, Work and Organization Division of the Stirling Management School.

David Lyon

Professor David Lyon
Professor David Lyon

Director, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's Research Chair in Surveillance Studies, Professor of Sociology, Professor of Law, Queen’s University, Canada

David Lyon is Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre and Professor of Sociology and Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Educated at the University of Bradford in the UK, Lyon has been studying surveillance since the mid-1980s. Credited with spearheading the field of “Surveillance Studies”, he has produced a steady stream of books and articles that began with The Electronic Eye (1994) and continued with Surveillance Society (2001), Surveillance after September 11 (2003), Surveillance Studies (2007), Identifying Citizens (2009), Liquid Surveillance (with Zygmunt Bauman, 2013) and Surveillance after Snowden (2015). He is currently working on The Culture of Surveillance (Polity) and on Surveillance: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford). He has also co-edited a number of other books, mostly the products of team projects on surveillance, with research funding totalling almost $8 million. He is on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Surveillance & Society and The Information Society. Most recently awarded the SSHRC Impact: Insight Award (2015), Lyon has also received numerous awards for his work, from Canada, Switzerland, the USA and the UK.

As Principal Investigator of the Big Data Surveillance project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, David Lyon is co-leading (with David Murakami Wood) the research stream of Security. This stream will examine the scope and impact of big data-dependent ‘national security’ surveillance of communications in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations.

Watch David Lyon's "Ideas" lecture, broadcast on ABC TV (Sydney, Australia) in April 2012 (49 mins.):

 

SSC Seminar Series: Amanda Glasbeek and Emily Van der Meulen

Amanda Glasbeek, Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, York University and

Emily van der Meulen, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University



Gendering Video Surveillance in Toronto: CCTV and women’s sense of urban security



Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

This talk draws on primary data from a Toronto-based, mixed-methods study with 50 women, and offers insights on...

SSC Seminar Series: Jianjun Liu

Mac-Corry Room D-411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Jianjun Liu (PhD, visiting from the Faculty of Law, Shandong University of Political Science and Law)

An Introduction to the Laws on Public Video Surveillance (PVS) in the People’s Republic of China (Mainland)

In the context of ‘Comprehensive Governance of Public Order and Security’ specifically based on the Safe City...

SSC Seminar Series: Francesca Menichelli

Mac-Corry Room D-411 (Sociology Lounge)
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Francesca Menichelli (PhD candidate, visiting from the Department of Sociology, University of Milano-Bicocca)

Opening the Black Box of Video Surveillance

In the literature, open street CCTV is traditionally analyzed in two related ways. At the macro level, its diffusion is framed within a shift towards neoliberal urbanism. At the micro level, the day-to-day reality...

SSC Seminar Series: Alanur Çavlin Bozbeyoğlu

The Provincial Information and Security System in Istanbul

Alanur Çavlin Bozbeyoğlu

Post-Doctoral Fellow
The Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
12:30 - 13:30pm
Mac-Corry Hall, Room D-411

Camera surveillance is becoming a usual part of everyday life in Turkey. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras became visible initially in the private sphere primarily in banks, retail stores, and shopping malls starting in...

New book: Eyes Everywhere: The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance

co-edited by Aaron Doyle (Carleton), Randy Lippert (Windsor) and David Lyon (Queen's).

Eyes Everywhere provides the first international perspective on the development of camera surveillance. It scrutinises the quiet but massive expansion of camera surveillance around the world in recent years, focusing especially on Canada, the UK and the USA but also including less-debated but important contexts...