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13 Aug 2015

Professor Kirstie Ball discusses mass state surveillance at OU Business School Business Network Breakfast Briefing

State Sponsored Mass Surveillance and the Private Sector

Open University Business School surveillance expert discusses power struggle between the Government and big business

Kirstie Ball, professor of organisation at The Open University Business School (OUBS), will delve into the controversial world of state sponsored mass surveillance at the next meeting of the OU Business Network Breakfast Briefing on Tuesday 8 September.

Highly respected for her knowledge in this field, professor Ball was recently invited by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner to take part in a round table event to review the Surveillance Code of Practice. She is also the director of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy, CRISP, a collaboration between OUBS and the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh.

Looking particularly at the experience of the airline sector and the failed EBorders programme, Kirstie will discuss the implications of government surveillance programmes for the private sector organisations who are involved. She will consider how much this collaboration is likely to compromise relationships with customers and employees and how it will impact on corporate strategies and reputation

The OUBS Business Network Breakfast Briefing takes place on Tuesday 8 September from 8am to 10am. A hot breakfast buffet will be served at 8am and the presentation will start at 8.30. From 9.30am, there will be an opportunity for networking. The event is free to attend but booking is essential.

For further information about Kirstie’s work, go to: http://www.open.ac.uk/business-school/people/professor-kirstie-ball

For further information, or to register for a place, email OU-Business-Network@open.ac.uk, or call +44 (0) 1908 332007.
http://www.open.ac.uk/business-school/, @OUBSchool

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