Crime & surveillance in a wireless world
This theoretical project examines the small, but influential, literature now existing within criminology, law, and sociology examining the issues surrounding the emergence of Internet and network-related crime (âcybercrimeâ) as well as the impact on social geography and cultural studies of telecommunications and Internet access device convergence (see especially M Castells, The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, 2nd ed., 2000).
The programme began in October 2004 with Dr Richard Jones as Project Leader to investigate whether the advent of wireless communications raises any new security issues and if so, to identify what these are. Further information on the project can be found at http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/cls/wirelessproject/ and on a related wireless research blog.
(AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, 2000-01)Paper presented by Hogg on encryption and electronic signatures, 2000.