Beyond Big Data Surveillance - Report Released

Screening Surveillance Film Series

Screening Surveillance is a short film series that uses near-future fiction storytelling, based on research, to highlight potential social and privacy issues that arise as a result of big data surveillance.

SSC Annual Newsletter - March 2022

See the SSC Annual Newsletter, Issue 9, March 2022

Pandemic Surveillance

See David Lyon's latest book, Pandemic Surveillance, Polity Press, January 2022

Big Data Surveillance

The primary funding of the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) is from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). We are currently working on a five-year Big Data Surveillance (BDS) project funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant. The Big Data Surveillance project examines the relationship between big data and surveillance in three linked streams: security, marketing, and governance.

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Beyond Big Data Surveillance - Report Released

Report "Beyond Big Data Surveillance: Freedom and Fairness" sheds light on big data surveillance in Canada To read the report in English, go here To read the report in French,... Read more about @title...

SSC Annual Newsletter - March 2022

See the latest SSC Annual Newsletter, Issue 9, March 2022 Stories Inside: A Day in the Life of Metadata, by Tommy Cooke A Neurotech Future: Virtual Conference 2021, by Susan... Read more about @title...

Pandemic Surveillance by David Lyon

See David Lyon's latest book publication, Pandemic Surveillance , Polity Press, January 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we knew it. Lockdowns, self-isolation and quarantine have become a... Read more about @title...

Surveillance Studies Centre

Surveillance is intensifying and spreading and the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) is committed to high quality research to follow such developments in Canada and beyond. We are affiliated to the international Surveillance Studies Network (SSN).

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Deeper Learning? Marketing, Personal Data and Privacy after Surveillance Capitalism

(20212022)

A Report to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, under the 2021-2022 Contributions Program April 2022 By David Murakami Wood & Stephen Thomas, with Kelley McConvey and David Eliot
Big Data Surveillance

Big Data Surveillance

(20152020)

In the world of big data surveillance, huge amounts of data are sucked into systems that store, combine and analyze them, to create patterns and reveal trends that can be used for Security, Marketing and Governance
Screening Surveillance

Screening Surveillance

(20192022)

Screening Surveillance is a short film series that uses near future fiction storytelling based on research to highlight potential social and privacy issues that arise as a result of big data surveillance.
The New Transparency

The New Transparency

(20082015)

The New Transparency makes visible the identities of individuals, workings of institutions and flows of information in ways never before seen.
Globalization of Personal Data

Globalization of Personal Data

(20032007)

An investigation of some of the many ways that personal data flow across borders, with a special focus on increased security concerns after 9/11, and the goal of highlighting and explaining the social, political and economic consequences of those flows.

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