Books written by David Lyon

Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies

February 14, 2014 | 437 pages
Surveillance is a central organizing practice. Gathering personal data and processing them in searchable databases drives administrative efficiency but also raises questions about security, governance, civil liberties and privacy. Surveillance is both globalized in cooperative schemes, such as... More Info

Identifying citizens

Polity Pr | August 14, 2009 | 208 pages
New ID card systems are proliferating around the world. These may use digitized fingerprints or photos, may be contactless, using a scanner, and above all, may rely on computerized registries of personal information. In this timely new contribution, David Lyon argues that such IDs represent a fresh... More Info