New Transparency

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

Who Owns our Secrets?

A conversation with former CSIS Assistant Director Ray Boisvert , internet law pioneer Michael Geist , world-renowned surveillance scholar David Lyon and BC Civil Liberties Association Policy Director Micheal Vonn , moderated by CBC Radio host Brent Bambury ( Day 6 ). Spur Festival in Toronto, April 3, 7:00pm. See:

Expert report reveals Internet providers should be more transparent about how they handle our private information

Report lifts the curtain on how Internet providers protect privacy, giving Canadians an at-a-glance tool to rate their provider’s transparency compared with others

March 27, 2014 A new report by leading privacy experts has revealed that Canadian Internet providers need to be much more transparent about how they protect their customers’ private information....

Congratulations to Kevin Haggerty

Kevin Haggerty, New Transparency co-investigator, was one of just five Canadian researchers to receive the 2014 Killam Research Fellowship. He plans to outline the factors that allowed broad surveillance to be part of everyday life.


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The two-year, $140,000 prize grants...

Helping Canadians Find Pathways to Privacy

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is hosting the second Pathways to Privacy Symposium, March 20 - 21 at the University of Toronto Faculty Club. See:

Join the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and their partners – the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, CIPPIC, and the University of Sherbrooke – at the second Pathways...

Feb 11: The Day We Fight Back

On February 11th Canadian individuals, community groups and businesses will join people around the world for "The Day We Fight Back" -- A day of action against dragnet surveillance.

Visit to take action.

Public Lecture: John Stackhouse "Media and Democracy in a Digital Age"

Wednesday 13 November 2013 7pm Currie Hall, RMC

Royal Military College (Kingston, ON) presents John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

Media and Democracy in a Digital Age

Open to the Public Sponsored by the Department of Political Science

Call for Papers: The Politics of Surveillance, May 8-10, 2014

Universityof Ottawa

The organizers are seeking written paper contributionsfrom scholars and activists who are working in areas closely related to thequestion of how thegovernmental and corporate surveillance might best bechallenged, regulated, resisted or reversed. Abstracts due 10 January 2014 .

EventSponsor: The New Transparency , a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative EventHost:University of Ottawa Thoughcivil society advocates,...

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....

Professor David Lyon named to UK academy

Queen’s University professor David Lyon (Sociology) was recently inducted as an academician into the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in the United Kingdom. By Anne Craig, Communications Officer, Queen's News Centre

Sept 17, 2013: Queen’s University professor David Lyon (Sociology) was recently inducted as an academician into the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in the United Kingdom. This year...

Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship

Canadian university professors and graduate students are invited to submit by November 30, 2013 a research project on Privacy in the Age of Information. A panel will award $7,500 to the recipient of the Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship. For additional information, go to CIAJ’s website at .