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The COST action Living in Surveillance Societies has ended in April 2013

This site is no longer avtive, but serves as an archive of the activities of the COST action IS0807 that ran from April 2009 to April 2013. Addresses and affiliations of the experts may have changed since.

I you want to know more about the action or about the website, lists and activities, contact either 

William Webster: william.webster(at)stir.ac.uk...


Proceedings of LiSS Conference 3. Edited by Webster et al.

Further information available here


Special Issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Research




Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy

CRISP University of Stirling Launch programme available here

CRISP Open University Launch programme available here


Further information about CRISP available <link...


European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Final Report

Further information available here


Further information available here


Eds. Wright, D. and De Hert, P.

Further information available here


Part One of a Special Issue of the journal Information Polity

Edited by Webster, Toepfer, Klauser and Raab

Further information available here


RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

University of Edinburgh, 3 to 5 July 2012

Further information available here


ICIL 2012, Corfu June 29-30, 2012,

Further information available here


Call for applications for LiSS Short-Term Scientific Missions

Further information available here


A new project funded by the EU FP7 Programme.


Further information available here


Or contact Michael Friedewald


conference Technical University Berlin, April 5th and 6th 2011

The organizers are pleased to annouce the following confirmed keynote speakers on the Privacy and Accountability conference:

Colin Bennett, Paul de Hert, Charles Raab, Priscilla Regan.

Please mind the deadline for abstract submission, which is the 1st of
december. (details on


The first LiSS Newsletter has now been published and is available here


A new book entitled 'Global Privacy Protection: The First Generation' edited by James R. Rule and Graham Greenleaf and containing a chapter by LiSS expert Ivan Szekely is now available in paperback.  More information about the book can be found at: http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/Bookentry_Main.lasso?id=13251



BROAD (Broadening the Range of Awareness in Data protection) project video clips are now freely downloadable from the test version of the International PET Portal and Blog (http://pet-portal.eu/video).  The videos present privacy and informational self-determination as a value in the information society or unmask privacy-invasive behavioral...


The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society has published a new blog covering issues relating to privacy, data protection and surveillance. 

The TILT blog is available at: http://vortex.uvt.nl/TILTblog/



A Special Issue on CCTV of the journal Information Polity

For more information see CFP


PRESCIENT is a new European research project which aims to provide an early identification of privacy and ethical issues arising from emerging technologies and their relevance for EC policy.

For more information see the PRESCIENT website: http://www.prescient-project.eu/



An opportunity to undertake surveillance related doctoral research at the Open University Business School (UK) in conjunction with the 'New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting' project (Canada).

For further information see: http://www.open.ac.uk/oubs/our-different-approach/in-focus.php



1.     Surveillance, Marketing and Consumption, eds. Jason Pridmore and Detlev Zwick, deadline 28 February 2010.

2.     Surveillance & Empowerment, eds. Torin Monahan, David Murakami Wood and David J. Phillips, deadline 31 March 2010.
See the Surveillance and Society homepage for further information.<br...


For further information see the invitation to tender: <link...


Call for Proposals, Ashgate Publishing

For more information see CFP or contact Series Editors:

- Call for Papers (link to PDF)

Yvonne Jewkes - jy25(at)leicester.ac.uk

Katja Franko Aas -

The LiSS Website

Welcome to the Living in Surveillance Societies (LiSS) Website.  Here you will find information about the activities and people associated with the LiSS COST Action IS0807. You will also find a range of materials, links and other useful information relating to surveillance in everyday life.

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