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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. This is a one-year term position.

The Fellow will collate research findings from all three streams of the SSHRC-funded Big Data...

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 Columbia Civil Liberties Association she played a critically important role in what makes our so-called non-academic partnerships work so wonderfully. We wish her well in...

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, with whom we collaborated on several major projects. He had a gift for communicating complex ideas in an accessible manner – and a marvelous sense of humour. His...

Data-driven elections and the key questions about voter surveillance

By David Lyon and Colin Bennett, The Conversation , August 5, 2019

Using data during election campaigns is nothing new. But as the Canadian federal election approaches, authorities must be diligent that data tracking doesn't become surveillance. Read more

Watch Video: In Conversation with Carole Cadwalladr

Brexit, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: The reporting and investigation of a scandal 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Pacific Time) April 30 Fraser Building, Room 159 University of Victoria, BC

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A public talk about privacy issues and the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal with Carole Cadwalladr, UK journalist and...