David Lyon

David Lyon awarded Canadian Sociological Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award

David Lyon ( Sociology ) has been honoured with The Canadian Sociological Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award. Dr. Lyon, director of the Surveillance Studies Centre , is the first Queen’s professor to earn the society’s top award. “There are two ways this recognition is particularly pleasing,” says Dr. Lyon. “One is that it’s good that members...

Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies

Edited by Kirstie Ball, Kevin Haggerty, David Lyon Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

Surveillance is a central organizing practice. Gathering personal data and processing them in searchable databases drives administrative efficiency but also raises questions about security, governance, civil liberties and privacy. Surveillance is both globalized in cooperative schemes, such as sharing biometric data, and localized in the...

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...

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