New Transparency

Items in this category are themed using the "New Transparency" theme.

Call for PhD Applications at U of T

PhD stipends are available in the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, to work on projects under the supervision of Prof.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Surveillance Studies

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Surveillance Studies at The University of Toronto, Faculty of Information

The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting research project seeks to fill one post-doctoral fellow position (two years in residence), starting Summer 2009 based in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto . The fellow will be expected to perform research in collaboration with the New Transparency's Integrated Research Sub-Project on Digitally Mediated Surveillance (IRSP 2) , lead by Prof. Andrew Clement (University of Toronto) and Prof. Colin Bennett (University of Victoria). In particular, this will involve embarking on a program of productive research on some aspect of digitally mediated surveillance, taking a lead role in organizing an international research workshop on digitally mediated surveillance planned for May 2011, grant application writing and contributing to the New Transparency and related projects more generally.

Arthur Cockfield's research featured in alumni magazine

Arthur Cockfield's work with the Surveillance Project is featured within the Queen's Law alumni magazine, see pages 7-9, 28 and 35.

Congratulations to David Murakami Wood and William Webster

David Murakami Wood and William Webster have just received news that their bid for a new pan-European network, 'Living in Surveillance Societies' (LiSS) has been successful.

Funded by the European Science Foundation, the network will run for 5 years, supporting meetings, conferences and some research visits across the whole of Europe (not just the EU), particularly focusing on developing...

Dennis Edney to speak at Queen's Law

The Law Students' Society, the Faculty of Law, and the Human Rights Law Association have invited Dennis Edney to speak at Queen's Law on November 28th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm (room TBA).

Best known for representing Omar Khadr -- the Canadian citizen held at Guantanamo Bay -- Mr. Edney has a reputation for taking on challenging cases, especially where...

Research Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

Areas of focus: Multidisciplinary study of privacy, security, social dimensions of digital networks, values in computing and information system design.

New Privacy Advocates Website Launched

When surveillance practices emerge, who mobilizes against them, how, and with what effect?

The new Privacy Advocates website has been introduced to facilitate communication between individuals and groups that have emerged from civil society, as well as researchers and other people in the wider community.

The idea for this website originated from Professor Colin Bennett's...

The New Transparency Website

The New Transparency website is fully functional beginning Sept 1!

Enhanced driver's licence passed in Ontario

McGuinty should change provincial licence plate logo to "Ontario: You'll Be Discovered," say civil liberties and social justice groups.

New Book on Urban Resiliance

Congratulations to David Murakami Wood, Jon Coaffee and Peter Rogers on their new book The Everyday Resilience of the City: How Cities Respond to Terrorism and Disaster now available from Palgrave Macmillan.

This book examines the practice of urban resilience, drawing on global historical sources and case-studies of contemporary Britain. This book argues that resilience is neither new nor...

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