Law

Lisa Austin

Professor Lisa Austin
Professor Lisa Austin

Professor, Chair in Law and Technology, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada

Professor Austin's research and teaching interests include privacy law, property law, and legal theory. She is published in such journals as Legal TheoryLaw and PhilosophyTheoretical Inquiries in LawCanadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, and Canadian Journal of Law and SocietyShe is co-editor (with Dennis Klimchuk) of Private Law and the Rule of Law (Oxford University Press, 2015), in which distinguished Canadian and international scholars take on the general understanding that the rule of law is essentially only a doctrine of public law and consider whether it speaks to the nature of law more generally and thus also engages private law.

Professor Austin's privacy work has been cited numerous times by Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She is also active in a number of public policy debates in Canada. Most recently, she collaborated on a report for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada entitled Seeing Through the Cloud: National Jurisdiction and Location of Data, Servers, and Networks Still Matter in a Digitally Interconnected World. Previous policy work includes consulting for the Canadian Judicial Council on their Model Policy for Access to Court Records in Canada

Professor Austin is currently a member of the International Advisory Panel for the American Law Institute's project, Restatement of the Law (Fourth), Property

Telephone: 
416-946-7447

Arthur Cockfield

Professor Arthur Cockfield
Professor Arthur Cockfield

Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Canada

Arthur Cockfield, HBA (University of Western Ontario), LL.B (Queen’s University), JSM and JSD (Stanford University), is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law where he was appointed as a Queen’s National Scholar. Prior to joining Queen’s, he worked as a lawyer in Toronto and as a law professor in San Diego. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas and is a senior research fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Professor Cockfield has authored, co-authored or edited nine books and over forty academic articles and book chapters that focus on tax law as well as law and technology theory and privacy law. He is the recipient of a number of fellowships and external research grants for this research, including four grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, an American Tax Policy Institute grant, the Charles D. Gonthier research fellowship for privacy law research, and two publication grants from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. His writings have been translated into over twenty languages (mainly through his work as an author and editor for UNESCO) and have been published in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

David Lyon

Professor David Lyon
Professor David Lyon

Principal Investigator of the Big Data Surveillance Project, Former Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre and Queen's Research Chair in Surveillance Studies, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Law, Queen’s University, Canada

David Lyon is the Principal Investigator of the Big Data Surveillance Project (2015-2021). He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Socioiogy and Law at Queen's University and is the former director of the Surveillance Studies Centre. Educated at the University of Bradford in the UK, Lyon has been studying surveillance since the mid-1980s. Credited with spearheading the field of “Surveillance Studies”, he has produced a steady stream of books and articles that began with The Electronic Eye (1994) and continued with Surveillance Society (2001), Surveillance after September 11 (2003), Surveillance Studies (2007), Identifying Citizens (2009), Liquid Surveillance (with Zygmunt Bauman, 2013) and Surveillance after Snowden (2015). His most recent publication is The Culture of Surveillance (Polity, 2018) and he is currently working on Surveillance: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford). He has also co-edited a number of other books, mostly the products of team projects on surveillance, with research funding totalling almost $8 million. He is on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Surveillance & Society and The Information Society. Most recently awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by the Surveillance Studies Network (2018) and the SSHRC Impact: Insight Award (2015), Lyon has also received numerous awards for his work, from Canada, Switzerland, the USA and the UK.

As Principal Investigator of the Big Data Surveillance project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, David Lyon is co-leading (with Stéphane Leman-Langlois and David Murakami Wood) research Stream One: Security. This stream examines the scope and impact of big data-dependent ‘national security’ surveillance of communications in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations. They are working on an edited publication called Security Intelligence and Surveillance in the Big Data Age: The Canadian Case (UBC Press, forthcoming).

Watch David Lyon's "Ideas" lecture, broadcast on ABC TV (Sydney, Australia) in April 2012 (49 mins.):

 

Telephone: 
(613) 533-6000 ext. 74489

SSC Seminar Series: Malcolm Thorburn, Faculty of Law

Malcolm Thorburn, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University

Identification, Surveillance and Profiling: on the use and abuse of citizen data

Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

This seminar addresses some concerns that have arisen recently about national identification schemes (such as the now-abandoned UK scheme). It distinguishes between (1) identification, (2) surveillance (understood very narrowly), and (3) profiling. Although...

SSC Seminar Series: Christine Bruckert and Tuulia Law

“The Costs of Surveilling Sexual Morality: Sex Work and the State”

** Please note time change to 12:00**

D216 Mac-Corry Hall
Queen's University

Christine Bruckert
Professor
Department of Criminology
University of Ottawa

Tuulia Law
MA Candidate
Institute of Women’s Studies
University of Ottawa


Both in its intent and its effect, the surveillance of sex workers does not promote their...

SSC Seminar Series: Sharry Aiken

“Surveillance and ‘Social Sorting’ at the Canadian Border”

Wednesday, February 2nd
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411
** Please note the day change to Wednesday**

Sharry Aiken
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
Queen’s University

While Canada has deployed interdiction measures aimed to deter "spontaneous arrivals" at the Canadian border for decades, the government's recent response to the arrival...

Crime, Immigration and Surveillance Workshop @ Queen’s Nov 7 & 8, 2013

This workshop brings together experts on criminal law and theory, migration law and surveillance studies from a variety of traditions and jurisdictions. This workshop is open to faculty and students of Queen’s University. However, space is limited and advance registration is required.

If you wish to attend, please register with Megan Hamilton by Friday Nov. 1....