Screening Surveillance Launch

Screening Surveillance is a short film series that uses near-future fiction storytelling, based on research, to highlight potential social and privacy issues that arise as a result of big data surveillance.

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.

The Latest News

Post-Doctoral Position, Queen's University

5 Sept 2019 The Big Data Surveillance research project seeks to fill one post-doctoral fellow position, starting fall 2019 and based in the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University... Read more about @title...

BDS Partner Farewell and Welcome

The Big Data Surveillance project thanks Micheal Vonn for her excellent, sharp and vitally relevant contributions to our Partnership Grant research project. As an astute policy researcher with the British... Read more about @title...

In Memoriam: Ian Kerr

Members of the SSC are deeply saddened to learn of Ian Kerr ’s death from cancer on August 26 2019. Ian was a valued colleague, from the University of Ottawa,... Read more about @title...

Upcoming Events

SSC Seminar Series: Cynthia Khoo (Research Fellow, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto)

Uninstalling Fear: What Can the Law Do about Stalkerware Surveillance and Abuse

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Stalkerware is a form of mobile spyware app that is closely tied to intimate partner abuse, and is widely available, affordable, and easily purchased online. Often, such apps are branded as "child safety" or "employee monitoring" apps, though sometimes they...

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
Screening Surveillance

Screening Surveillance

(2019)

Screening Surveillance is a short film series that uses near future fiction storytelling based on research to highlight potential social and privacy issues that arise as a result of big data surveillance.
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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