SSC Seminar Series

A key component of our project are the research seminars we regularly hold throughout the academic term to draw other co-investigators, students, and partners together for round-table discussions.

Surveillance Studies Centre

The Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University is committed to high quality research on the growth of surveillance globally, exploring many aspects of contemporary monitoring, tracking, management and control. The SSC is also part of a broad network of surveillance research that is both multi-disciplinary and international.

Big Data Surveillance

The primary funding of the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) is from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). We are currently working on a five-year Big Data Surveillance (BDS) project funded by a SSHRC Parnership Grant. The Big Data Surveillance project examines the relationship between big data and surveillance in three linked streams: security, marketing, and governance.

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Proportional representation isn't all about the data

By Colin Bennett, Opinion, Times Colonist , November 4, 2018 Cambridge Analytica was a symptom of a pervasive belief that elections are now won with data, says Colin Bennett, a... Read more about @title...

Questions remain over political party data practices after recent testimony, says expert Colin Bennett

by Laura Ryckewaert, The Hill Times , November 5, 2018 Little has been learned and questions remain after the recent and unprecedented House committee appearance by representatives from Canada’s major... Read more about @title...

Call For Papers: Data-driven Elections

The Big Data Surveillance (BDS) project, centered at Queen’s University, and funded by a Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), in collaboration with the Office... Read more about @title...

Upcoming Events

SSC Seminar Series: Ardi Imseis (Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University)

Beyond Surveillance: Settler Colonialism and the Fragmentation and Control of Occupied Palestine

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

12:30 – 2:00 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract: 

Since 1967, Israel has held the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) in a state of belligerent occupation. Although occupation is meant to be a temporary condition under which the occupying power may not claim sovereignty over the territory occupied,...

Surveillance Studies Centre

Surveillance of many kinds is growing rapidly throughout the world and the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University is committed to high quality research to follow such developments.

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Projects

Big Data Surveillance

Big Data Surveillance

(20152020)

In the world of big data surveillance, huge amounts of data are sucked into systems that store, combine and analyze them, to create patterns and reveal trends that can be used for Security, Marketing and Governance
The New Transparency

The New Transparency

(20082015)

The New Transparency makes visible the identities of individuals, workings of institutions and flows of information in ways never before seen.
Globalization of Personal Data

Globalization of Personal Data

(20032007)

An investigation of some of the many ways that personal data flow across borders, with a special focus on increased security concerns after 9/11, and the goal of highlighting and explaining the social, political and economic consequences of those flows.

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