This learning community will explore the relevance of surveillance, privacy, and security to teaching and research. All three, surveillance, privacy, and security have undergone major changes in the last three decades. Significant factors have included technological developments (e.g. the Internet, development of large shared databases, increasingly sophisticated software for data mining), the globalization of the economy and the enhanced importance of borders to control population migration, the spread of disease, and other social problems, and alteration to the legal and social landscape subsequent to 9/11 via the war on terrorism. Understanding these three topics and the relationships among them inherently requires an interdisciplinary perspective.
For more information about this Faculty Learning Community Thomas Lauer or Jay Meehan.
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