Surveillance Studies Centre

Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2017

Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2017 “Surveillance in the Big Data Era” 15 June – 21 June Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Surveillance Studies has become a key way of understanding the contemporary world, and the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has been one of the driving forces behind the growth of this transdisciplinary field. For...

David Lyon retires from Queen's; remains P.I. of Big Data Surveillance

The Surveillance Studies Centre wishes to announce that David Lyon retired from Queen’s University on June 30 2021. Lyon was appointed at Queen’s University in 1991 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and later promoted to Full Professor in 1994. He is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Law, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada,...

Welcome Back to Dr. Alana Saulnier!

The Surveillance Studies Centre is delighted to announce that from July 1, Alana Saulnier (re)joins the SSC, as an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department. She will work alongside Dr. David Murakami Wood.

Alana Saulnier completed her PhD in sociology from Queen's University in 2016, and both David Lyon and David Murakami Wood are pleased to welcome her back...

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 it means for people and governments, particularly in Canada.

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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 permanent part of our daily lives — and there’s barely been any debate about them.

Read the article here.

David Lyon speaking on Pandemic Surveillance

David Lyon giving a talk in the Bradford Alumni Speakers Series on "Pandemic surveillance: from hasty responses to data justice" Tuesday 16 March, 18:00-19:00 GMT, Online

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Abstract Many of the massive, global surveillance responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have been developed without sufficient thought, or sufficient reflection on previous events—like 9/11—that also...

New Podcast on Body Worn Cameras

CRSP has posted a new podcast episode about body worn cameras with contributors Drs. Alana Saulnier, Bryce Newell, Cynthia Lum, and Michael White and the host, Avery Moore Kloss, Laurier’s Podcaster-in-Residence.

Listed to the podcast here

Body-Worn Cameras: what we know and where to go February 18th, 2021 Episode Summary In this podcast, researchers...

BDS Book Published!

Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence: The Canadian Case Edited by David Lyon and David Murakami Wood UBC Press December 2020

For more information about the book, see here .

Interview with Dr. Sachil Singh

Algorithms can cause biases – Meet Dr. Sachil Singh Postdoctoral Fellow by Phil Gaudreau, November 2020, School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University

An interview with Dr. Singh based on his critically-significant postdoctoral research into algorithms and racial-based surveillance in the healthcare sector found on the SGS website here .

Read the Surveillance Studies Centre Annual Newsletter

See the latest Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) Annual Newsletter here .

An update on the collaborative work of the Centre and the Big Data Surveillance Partnership over the past year (2019 - 2020).

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