The latest issue of the journal Cultures & Conflits (76) has just been published. Edited by IdentiNet participants Dider Bigo and Pierre Piazza, and featuring a contribution from IdentiNet participant Ilsen About, the issue explores ‘Fichage et Listing’, and contains French-language articles on the transnational traffic in personal data, the control of mobility, and the challenges of achieving a balance between public safety and civil liberties. Abstracts (free) and articles can be accessed online via the journal website.
Posts Tagged 'Privacy'
Tags: Civil Liberties, Europe, France, Migration, Policy, Privacy, Registration, Security, technology
Tags: CCTV, Civil Liberties, ID Cards, Policy, Privacy, Surveillance, Twentieth Century
The Surveillance Project, the interdisciplinary, international research initiative based in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University under the direction of IdentiNet member David Lyon, relaunched today as the Surveillance Studies Centre. The SSC will both expand the existing research programme (in particular The New Transparency Project) and serve as a platform for new funding applications. It will also ‘advance the surveillance studies field by way of workshops, lectures and seminars, empirical work, publishing, community outreach, liaising with policy and activist groups, and student training’. For full details, see the new centre website.
Tags: Civil Liberties, Crime, DNA Databases, Europe, Policy, Privacy, Registration, Security, Twentieth Century
The French journal Cultures & Conflits has dedicated its summer issue (number 74) to the theme of ‘Security and Data Protection’. Articles explore, amongst other things, the protection of personal data in transatlantic context, enlarging access to European databases and the EU’s strategy against organized crime, and the issue closes with an interview with Armand Mattelart conducted by IdentiNet member Didier Bigo. For further details, see the issue flyer (pdf). Articles (in French) and abstracts (In English) can be found on the journal website.
Tags: Biometrics, Civil Liberties, Globalisation, ID Cards, Identity Theft, Legal Frameworks, Policy, Privacy, Security, Surveillance, technology, Twentieth Century
The third Identity in the Information Society Workshop (IDIS10), to be held in Rome on 26-28 May 2010, has just issued its call for papers on the theme of ‘Identity and Organizations’ (public or private, local or global, formal or informal). Topics might include, but are not limited to: new identity technologies; emerging practices enabled by identification processes; changing notions of identity; information and identity risks; surveillance and privacy issues; and regulatory and legal implications. The deadline for the receipt of full papers (4,000-6,000 words) is 10 December 2009; for further information and submission guidelines visit the workshop website.
Tags: Britain, Civil Liberties, Legal Frameworks, Policy, Privacy, Registration, Surveillance, technology
A new report on the ‘Database State’ has argued that many of Britain’s public sector databases are inefficient, invasive of privacy and vulnerable to legal challenge. The study was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and undertaken by members of the Foundation for Information Policy Research, including IdentiNet member Ross Anderson (Security Engineering, University of Cambridge). The report suggests that 11 of the 46 largest central databases are illegal under human rights or data protection laws (a further 29 are given an ‘amber light’), and makes a range of new recommendations for the collection and management of personal data and the development of government IT systems. Here’s the report and the executive summary, while Ross has also blogged some conclusions at The Guardian‘s Liberty Central. Picture: Chris Campbell/flickr (CC)