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 'Registration'
Tags: Civil Liberties, Europe, France, Migration, Policy, Privacy, Registration, Security, technology
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: Europe, Profiling, Registration, Security, Surveillance, technology, Twentieth Century, United States
The second seminar of the research group SUERTE (Sécurité, Union européenne et relations transatlantiques) will take place in Paris on 15 October 2009 on the theme of ‘Security, Dataveillance, and Databases’. Discussion will focus on current databases in the United States and the European Union; on the agencies and services that have access to databases; on the networks that are formed around the exchange of information; and on the relationship between data collection, security, profiling, and risk management. For further details, see the seminar flyer (pdf).
Tags: Britain, Civil Liberties, ID Cards, Policy, Registration, technology
Manchester has been named as the first UK city in which residents will be able to voluntarily acquire a government ID card. As of autumn 2009, any of the city’s permanent residents over the age of 16 in possession of a valid passport will be able to apply to the Home Office’s Identity and Passport Service for the document, which will cost £30 in the first instance. It is anticipated that the cards will be available nationwide from 2012, at a projected total cost of £5bn. For more details, see BBC News. Picture: Wikimedia Commons
Tags: Biometrics, Crime, Eighteenth Century, Europe, Forensics, France, Policing, Registration
Vincent Denis, a Professor of Modern History at the Université de Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne , is due to deliver a paper at the University of Oxford entitled ‘Police and Identification in France, From the Enlightenment to the Napoleonic Empire’. Denis has published widely on the history of individual identification in eighteenth-century and Napoleonic France, and most recently is the author of Une histoire de l’identité: France, 1715-1815 (Champvallon: Seyssel, 2008). His paper will take place on Monday 27 April 2009 at 5.15pm in the Mordan Hall of St Hugh’s College; for more information see here.
Summer School: Exploring the Newly Opened ITS Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPublished April 7, 2009 Calls for Papers , Summer Schools Leave a Comment
Tags: Europe, Germany, Holocaust, Migration, Registration, Twentieth Century
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is currently inviting applications to participate in an international research workshop for scholars, designed to explore the recently opened archival holdings of the International Tracing Service (ITS). The workshop will run at the USHMM in Washington DC from 3-14 August 2009, and will allow researchers to explore a wide variety of ITS identity documents including: concentration camp, deportation, ghetto, transport and arrest records; 3.2 million displaced person registration cards; and the Central Name Index (CNI). Graduate students and academics from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, and the deadline is April 27 2009; for further details and application instructions, see H-Net or 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)
Tags: Civil Liberties, France, Policing, Registration
IdentiNet member Pierre Piazza has contributed to an article entitled ‘Le Stic, un fichier mal fichu’, recently published in the French daily newspaper Libération. It assesses the reliability and privacy implications of the Système de Traitement des Infractions Constatées (STIC), a police database containing the details of 8.7% of the French population (or 5.5 million people). Picture: stock.xchng
Tags: Forensics, Registration
As we flagged last month, IdentiNet member Pierre Piazza has recently published an article on ‘Le mythe de l’infaillibilité’ in the online French journal Médiapart, in which he explores the worrying prevalence of human and technical errors in the history of identification, registration and scientific policing. The earlier link required subscription, but they have kindly allowed him to reproduce a full-text version here (pdf). Picture: stock.xchng