Professor David Lyon FRSC FAcSS, Research Chair in Surveillance Studies and Professor of Sociology and of Law at Queen’s University, is a leading international figure in Surveillance Studies. He is Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University, Ontario.
Credited with spearheading the field of “Surveillance Studies”, he has produced a steady stream of books and articles including The Electronic Eye (1994), Surveillance Society (2001), Surveillance after September 11 (2003), Liquid Surveillance (with Zygmunt Bauman, 2013) and Surveillance after Snowden (2015). His most recent book is The Culture of Surveillance (Polity, 2018). David's work has been translated into more than 18 languages.
He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Sociological Association, Communication and Information Technology Section and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.