Surveillance Project: New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting
The New Transparency makes visible the identities of individuals, workings of institutions and flows of information in ways never before seen. Surveillance, the social process underlying the New Transparency, is rapidly becoming the dominant organizing practice of our late modern world. Given growing computer-dependence and reliance on personal data collection and processing by a variety of institutions, and heightened public concern about security, surveillance is now experienced as an everyday reality. The history, key characteristics and consequences of the New Transparency will be examined by asking three vitally important questions:
- What factors contribute to the general expansion of surveillance as a technology of governance in late modern societies?
- What are the underlying principles, technological infrastructures and institutional frameworks that support surveillance practice?
- What are the social consequences of such surveillance both for institutions and for ordinary people?
Project web site: http://www.surveillanceproject.org/projects/the-new-transparency
An MCRI project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
(The Surveillance Project, 2009-04)In this report, Gordon argues that the “Israeli experience”, in its various manifestations, has played a pivotal role in the formation of Israel’s homeland security industry and helps explain the industry’s subsequent ...
(The Surveillance Project, 2008-11)This report examines specific recent linkages between Canada and Israel in the Homeland Security field. To this end the paper is divided into: (1) a short overview of the general context impelling the growth in Canadian ...
(The Surveillance Project, 2009-01)Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are responsible for transmitting and delivering their customers’ data requests, ranging from requests for data from websites, to that from filesharing applications, to that from participants ...
(2009-06-01)David Lyon's introduction to The New Transparency Project begun in 2008 under The Surveillance Project. (Large file - 215 MB. You can download to play later. For PC: right click to select 'Save Target As..."; for Mac: ...