Why is everyday surveillance a religious issue?
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Why is everyday surveillance a religious issue?

Why is everyday surveillance a religious issue?

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Parish Church of St Martin-in-the-Bull-Ring Birmingham

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This public lecture is aimed at a general audience of people from any religious faith tradition, or none.

David Lyon has been, for decades, one of the world’s leading academics researching, writing and speaking at public events about the implications of everyday surveillance. In this talk Prof. Lyon will seek to make important connections between the concerns of religious faith and how surveillance is practiced by states and corporations. He will suggest how the resources of faith traditions, particularly how they value the human person and human flourishing, might offer concrete responses to the often controversial watching directed at citizens by sophisticated digital technologies. 

A question and answer session will follow his 40 minute talk which begins at 7.30pm.

The event will be audio-recorded for later distribution.

Speaker: David Lyon FRSC FAcSS l Director, Surveillance Studies Centre
Principal Investigator, 'Big Data Surveillance' team project 2015-2020 
Professor of Sociology l Professor of Law l Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

This event is an activity of the Surveillance & Religion Network, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
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