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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Internet and Culture (iCLIC)

Solidarity and Survellance Event

13:00 - 17:00
13 March 2014

For more information regarding this event, please email Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon at .

Event details

A seminar from the Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS)


In comparison to "trust", the concept of "solidarity" has attracted little attention in the discussion of cyber-governance. The talk presents three examples where solidarity and surveillance interact in a technology-mediated environment, the good, the bad and the ugly. In the first case study, we look at computer assisted , solidarity based obfuscation methods that protect, lawfully, the identity of suspects during a police investigation. In the second case study, we look at solidarity based methods to subvert (possibly illegally) police surveillance of motorists. In the final case study, we look at solidarity based models of technology enabled surveillance - the crowd sourced surveillance state. The paper concludes with some tentative conclusion on the role of solidarity in studying technology assisted surveillance methods and lays out some avenues for future research.

Speaker information

Professor Burkhard Schafer,University of Edinburgh,Professor of Computational Legal Theory

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