The scientific work of the programme is sub-divided into four Working Groups, each of which is responsible for a coherent intellectual domain and the definition of specific research questions. The Working Groups act autonomously and independently but in accordance with the general strategy of the programme. Each Working Group meets twice a year and is led by a Working Group coordinator.
» Working Group 1. Living in the Surveillance Age
Examining citizens’ everyday experiences of, and attitudes towards surveillance of both the surveilled and the surveillants.
» Working Group 2. Surveillance Technologies in Practice
Examining the development and diffusion of surveillance technologies in their institutional settings.
» Working Group 3. The Business of Surveillance
Examining the commercialisation of surveillance and in particular, customer profiling and the increasing role of the private sector in security.
» Working Group 4. Public Policy and the Regulation of Surveillance
Examining regulatory developments in surveillance, including constitutional and legal settings, privacy, freedom of information and data protection.