The Institute for Research on Digital Literacies
The Institute for Research on Digital Literacies

Surveillance, Privacy and AI

How do digital surveillance cultures reshape ideas around privacy and security? What connections exist between the regulation of digital spaces, governments, private corporations, and individual users? How do AI and automated processes challenge or perpetuate established practices around education and citizenship?  How are these systems embedded in or resistant of systemic structures of power?

Surveillance, Privacy and AI cluster lead:

Jonathan Obar, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Communication and Media Studies
Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
York University

IRDL’s other clusters:


Digital Literacies Across Generations and Age

Digital Learning, Technology and New Pedagogies

Digital Culture, Critical Literacies and Social Media