“Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society” website up and running

The project “Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society” at University Cardiff now has its website up and running. The project  explores the nature, opportunities and challenges of digital citizenship in light of the governmental surveillance measures revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Solidarity Protest with Edward Snowden in front of German ChancelleryThe leaks initially published by The Guardian and the Washington Post provide unprecedented insights into the workings of digital surveillance programmes and thus a unique historical opportunity for this research. The project analyses digital citizenship along four central themes that all shape and manifest contemporary structures of governance in ‘surveillance society’: policy, technology, civil society, and news media.