Queen's University

Surveillance experts

2010-03-19

Olympic Security… U.S. Election…ID cards…Biometrics

• Dr. David Lyon, head of The Surveillance Project, is an expert on issues related to surveillance and security technology and procedures since 9/11. He will speak on ID cards and the Experience of Others: Other Nations, Nations’ Others which explores who is defined as “other” for purposes of immigration control.

• Dr. Elia Zureik’s latest work is Governance, Security and Technology: The Case of Biometrics (with contribution from Karen Hindle). He is also an expert in the role of information and communication technology in Middle-East nation-building, with a special emphasis on conflict zones.

Dr. David Lyon and Dr. Elia Zureik are just two of the surveillance experts at an international conference at Queen’s this week that will address topics like homeland security post 9/11, biometrics, ID cards, immigration and even what happens when you book an airline ticket.

Both Lyon and Zureik are founding members of Queen’s Surveillance Project – the international research team now involved in the Globalization of Personal Data initiative tracing and exploring the social, economic, political and cultural consequences of intensified personal data flow across national borders.

To arrange an interview, or for more information contact Sarah Withrow, withrows@post.queensu.ca, 613-533-3280; Lorinda Peterson, petersn@post.queensu.ca, 613-533-3234, News and Media Services.

http://www.queensu.ca/sociology/Surveillance/State%20Borders/agenda.htm

 
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