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dr. K.N.J. Macnish (Kevin)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Kevin Macnish is Assistant Professor in Ethics and IT.  His research is in the ethics of surveillance, security and technology, and he has published a book and a number of articles on surveillance ethics. Kevin has been interviewed by BBC national radio and television and the Atlantic magazine and has spoken at both the House of Commons and the House of Lords in relation to his research. A witness to the Select Committee on Science and Technology, he was quoted several times in the committee’s final report on social media and data analysis. Kevin also conducts ethical analysis for security and ICT projects. He has been involved with a number of European Union FP-7 projects and is an independent Ethics Expert with REA, the research arm of the European Commission, for Horizon 2020 projects.

Research

My research interests are, broadly, in the ethics of surveillance, security and technology. I have published a number of articles on privacy, ethical surveillance and automation. I am currently working on robots and privacy, conceptualising proportionality, and the impacts of big data on democracies.

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Education

My postgraduate teaching focuses on ethics relating to my research, namely surveillance, security and technology.  I also teach on Masters courses in computer science and cybersecurity.  At undergraduate level I teach the ethics of computer science, creative design and chemical engineering.

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Courses

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41)
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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