Surveillance and Migration: European Challenges of Legitimacy

October 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room
77 McLaughlin Rd
North York, ON M7A 2C5
Vicky Carnevale
416-736-2100 Ext: 33824
Surveillance and Migration: European Challenges of Legitimacy @ 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

The rapidly developing technologies of surveillance and intelligence service access to personal data held by private sector actors such as telecom companies are highly controversial in Europe. The use of personal data held by Facebook to nudge Facebook customers towards political choices as revealed by the Cambridge Analytica scandal has outraged data protection authorities in Europe and raised awareness of the issues which new technologies present. Nowhere is the incursions into privacy and personal data more pronounced that in the fields of border controls and migration where people find themselves in situations of vulnerability in from of foreign border guards (or visa officers) which vulnerability encourages them to provide enormous amounts of personal data which is stored and shared by immigration authorities not only with other authorities within the state but also trans-nationally. In these linked presentations, we will examine these challenges from the perspective of legitimacy and international legality.

Poster: E. Guild_ D Bigo_Poster_Oct. 30_18

Speakers: Professors Didier Bigo & Elspeth Guild
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

For further information, please contact Vicky Carnevale at: x: 33824 or

Hosted by the Office of the Head of McLaughlin College.