Before writing consent specifications and standards with the Kantara Initiative, Mark Lizar, the CEO of OpenConsent, travelled to London to study the sociology of surveillance.

In the process of Mark’s MSc research on surveillance privacy notice compliance in London, a compliant to ask for HammerSmith and Fulham Council to publish CCTV surveillance camera’s locations was escalate the Information Commissioner. In the end, the ICO enforced that CCTV camera location must be published and now the UK CCTV camera locations are online.

Since this decision their has been a marked increase in the use of the security by public and the cost of administrating privacy based requests for surveillance systems has increased.

The MSc research was published by Rutledge in, “Eyes Everywhere: The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance”, edited by Aaron Doyle, Randy Lippert and David Lyon, to be published by Routledge in 2011 and is now taught at universities around the world.

Lizar, M., Potter, G., (2011) Towards a Framework of Contextual Integrity: Legality, Trust and Compliance of CCTV System Signage, in press to be published as a chapter in “Eyes Everywhere: The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance”, edited by Aaron Doyle, Randy Lippert and David Lyon, published by Routledge in 2011.