New Transparency

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(Un)Lawful Access

(Un)Lawful Access: Experts Line Up Against Online Spying

See the video:

"In the May 2011 federal election, the Conservative Party promised to pass 'cyber-surveillance' legislation within 100 days of coming to office.

These measures will greatly expand the on-line surveillance of all Canadians.

'Lawful Access' legislation raises serious risks to Canadian privacy,...

Call for Papers

Canadian Review of Sociology

Special Issue: Surveillance and Security

Guest Editors: David Lyon, David Murakami Wood (Queen's University)

The Canadian Review of Sociology invites papers for a special issue on Surveillance and Security to be published in 2012. As topics of social and sociological concern, both surveillance and security have become increasingly important in the early twenty-first...

Surveillance Studies Network Book Prize - Winner Announced

Congratulations to Torin Monahan, whose book Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity is the winner of this year’s inaugural SSN Book Prize!

New issue of Surveillance & Society, Vol. 8 Issue 4

Open Issue , featuring articles, opinion pieces, book reviews, and a special debate section on privacy.

New Book - Security Games

Congratulations to Colin Bennett and Kevin Haggerty on their new book Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events , published by Taylor & Francis .

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Surveillance and Security

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Surveillance and Security: “Exploring U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fusion Centers.”

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Vanderbilt University is seeking a postdoctoral-level scholar for a research project on the social, legal, and technical dimensions of DHS “fusion centers.” This project will document and evaluate the information-sharing practices of fusion centers, with a focus on variations...

New issue of Surveillance & Society out now:

Marketing, Consumption and Surveillance , edited by Jason Pridmore and Detlev Zwick

Surveillance & Society : the international journal of surveillance studies

Out now: Issue 8(3) : Marketing, Consumption and Surveillance edited by Jason Pridmore and Detlev Zwick

Featuring six new articles:

Mark B Andrejevic - Surveillance and Alienation in the Online Economy Christian Fuchs...

Season's Greetings from the SSC

The solstice is past and in the northern hemisphere things are brightening from today. It may be chilly in most parts of Canada, which is all the more reason for sending warmest wishes to all involved in the Surveillance Studies Centre. Several publications have appeared this year including the long-awaited edited collection from the GPD project: ...

New Book - Surveillance and Control in Israel/Palestine

Congratulations to Elia Zureik, David Lyon, Yasmeen Abu-Laban and all the contributors on their new book Surveillance and Control in Israel/Palestine , now available from Routledge .

Applications now accepted for 2011 SSSS

The Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar takes place 16 - 21 May 2011 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The application deadline is 11 February 2011.


The Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar provides an intensive, multi-disciplinary learning experience that addresses key issues of surveillance studies in ways that enhance the participants' own research...