Tuesday, February 26, 2008

University of Toronto Faculty of Information Studies Professor Participating in New Research Project: Surveillance and Social Sorting

More news from the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto:

Professor Andrew Clement is one of eight academic researchers participating in a project that has been awarded a $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant. The project is being led by Professor David Lyon of Queen's University.

The grant is to be spent over seven years. In a project being called "The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting," the team will be investigating how and why average citizens are under surveillance by public and private organizations as a result of computer technologies. They will be also looking at how computer-related surveillance affects Canadian citizens' lives.

Additional information:

Announcement from the SSHRC
information on Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRIs)
Press release from Queen's University

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