Peter Fussey

Professor of Sociology

University of Essex

About Peter

Professor Fussey’s research focuses on surveillance, digital sociology, algorithmic justice, human rights, intelligence oversight, technology and policing, and urban studies. He has published widely across these areas. He is a director of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP) – a collaboration between surveillance researchers at the universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh, Stirling and Essex – and research director for the five-year ESRC funded Human Rights, Big Data and Technology project. As part of this project Professor Fussey leads research teams empirically analysing digital security strategies in the US, UK, Brazil, India and Germany.
Professor Fussey has also worked with and advised central and regional governments in the UK, Europe and Asia on a number of issues including the regulation of surveillance, public order policing and the security and social implications of urban mega-events. He currently leads the human rights and ethics strand of the UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s national strategy and was lead author of the independent academic report on the London Metropolitan Police trials of face recognition technology.