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Enacting border security in the digital age: political worlds of data forms, flows and frictions.

Project description

Data-driven border security

In today’s digital age, data is collected and used for border security, but the entire process presents many political and ethical implications. The EU-funded SECURITY FLOWS project will propose an innovative theorisation of the epistemic impacts of datafication as generating both learning and ignorance. It will also trace the practical implications of datafication by 'following the data' along the migration routes in the Mediterranean. Politically, it will show how data shapes actors’ decision-making. Ethically, it aims to understand how datafication affects the rights of both citizens and non-citizens.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 897 826

Beneficiaries (1)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 897 826
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments