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, a former Killam Fellow, and, most recently, the 2020 winner of The Molson Prize. Lyon continues as Principal Investigator of the SSHRC-funded Big Data Surveillance project, which investigates the use of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Tech platforms and their social and political consequences, until its final conference in May 2022. Professor Lyon has been Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre since its inception in 2009. The Centre was previously known as The Surveillance Project, which Lyon helped create in 2000.