Lyon – Queen’s – Canada


Queen’s University, Canada

David Lyon is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University. His research, writing, and teaching interests revolve around major social transformations in the modern world. He is the Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre. He brings a sociological perspective to the issues raised by personal data processing in a database-dependent world. His other surveillance interests include border and airport controls, social media, organizational routines, video camera surveillance and, especially, citizen registration and identification systems. His concerns include, prominently, the social sorting capacities of contemporary surveillance, along with an exploration of their ethics and politics.

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