SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar, Deakin University, Australia

Computer Network Operations and ‘Rule-with-Law’ in Australia and Canada

Location: MacCorry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

Computer Network Operations (CNOs) refer to government intrusion and/or interference with information communication infrastructures for the purposes of law enforcement and security intelligence. This presentation argues that while the domestic application of CNOs may be ‘lawful’ in Canada and Australia, their use is subject to ‘counter-law’ developments that undermine rule-of-law and threaten democratic freedoms.

Adam Molnar is currently Lecturer in the Department of Criminology at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. He has a PhD from the University of Victoria (Canada) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University. His research focuses on policing and national security as they relate to practices of surveillance, technology, and associated issues of privacy and social control.

Everyone welcome!