Big Data Surveillance Journal Publications:

"Big Data and Surveillance: Hype, Commercial Logics and New Intimate Spheres", Edited by Kirstie Ball and William Webster, Big Data & Society 7(1), May 14, 2020.

“Data-Driven Elections”,Edited by Colin Bennett and David Lyon, Internet Policy Review 8(4),
 December 31, 2019.

David Lyon wins Canada Council Molson Prize

The Canada Council awards 2020 Molson Prize to David Lyon for his invaluable contributions to the field of surveillance studies.

The Surveillance Studies Centre COVID-19 Update

The SSC is hard at work during the global Coronavirus pandemic. The surveillance dimensions of efforts to slow the spread of the virus are tremendous and far-reaching. Indeed, they are not only global but planetary. Continue reading...

Screening Surveillance Film Series

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.

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 Partnership 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

Minding the FLoCs: Google's Marketing Moves, AI, Privacy and the Data Commons

By David Eliot and David Murakami Wood, Centre for International Governance Innovataion (CIGI) , 20 May 2021 This piece examines Google's transition to being a primarily AI-centred company, and what... Read more about @title...

Why we need to seriously reconsider COVID-19 vaccination passports

By Tommy Cooke and Benjamin Muller, The Conversation , May 19, 2021 Vaccine passports may soon be required for travelling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Like biometrics, they’ll likely become a... Read more about @title...

Virtual Conference: "A Neurotech Future: Ethical, Legal and Policy Perspectives"

The Surveillance Studies Centre is proud to announce our upcoming multi-disciplinary conference ‘A Neurotech Future: Ethical, Legal and Policy Perspectives’, co-organized with the Center for Neuroscience Studies and Faculty of... Read more about @title...

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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