Data-Driven Elections: Workshop Papers Published

Papers delivered at the Big Data Surveillance (BDS) 2019 workshop on Data-Driven Elections, hosted by Colin Bennett and David Lyon in Victoria by project partner the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC (OIPCBC), have been published in a special issue of Internet Policy Review.

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.

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Data-Driven Elections: Papers Published

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Welcome Postdoc Dr. Sachil Singh

Dr. Sachil Singh has been appointed the new post-doctoral fellow at the SSC, starting January 1, 2020. He will be collating research findings from all three streams of the SSHRC-funded... Read more about @title...

Job: Assistant/Associate Professor, Surveillance Studies, Queen's University

The Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Surveillance Studies with a... Read more about @title...

Upcoming Events

SSC Seminar Series: Rob Heynen, Department of Communication Studies, York University

Title: TBA

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

TBA


About the speaker:

Professor Heynen’s research interests are in surveillance studies, radical culture and politics, theories of media and culture, media history (in particular early photography and film), and the politics of the body. His earlier work focused especially on the radical culture of the Weimar period in Germany,...

SSC Seminar Series: Jason Millar, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, joint seminar hosted by Ingenuity Labs

Ethical Engineering and AI

Thursday, March 19, 2020


12:30 – 1:30 pm

TBA


Abstract:

TBA


About the speaker:

Jason Millar, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa.

Everyone welcome!

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.

Twitter

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