Various Writing, Musings, and Incoherent Ramblings
All links are to draft material; please do not reference as the final versions often vary greatly. I am notorious for not keeping this up to date, so apologies in advance.
- Whitley, EA and Hosein I R (2007) Departmental Influences on Policy Design: How the UK is confusing identity fraud with other policy agendas. To appear in Communications of the ACM 2007.
- Edwardes, C A, Hosein, I R and Whitley, E A (2007) Balance, scrutiny and identity cards in the UK, in Criminal Justice Matters, No 68, Special issue on Security and Surveillance, Available from Kings College Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
- Whitley E A, Hosein I R, Angell I O and Davies S (2007) Reflections on the academic policy analysis process and the UK Identity Cards Scheme. The information society 23(1), 51-58.
- Hosein Ian (2005) Transforming travel and border controls: Checkpoints in the open society, Government Information Quarterly 22(4), 594-625.
Pre-publication version available here.
- Whitley Edgar and Ian Hosein (2005) Policy discourse and data retention: the technology politics of surveillance in the United Kingdom, Telecommunications Policy, 29(2005) 857-874.
- Hosein Gus (2005) Globalising Big Brother, guest editor and contributor to Index on Censorship, Taylor and Francis, Vol 34, No3, August/September 2005.
- Hosein Ian (2004) The Sources of Laws: Policy Dynamics in a Digital and Terrorized World, The Information Society, vol. 20 no 3, 187-199. ISSN: 0197-2243
- Escudero-Pascual Alberto and Ian Hosein (2004) The hazards of technology-neutral policy: questioning lawful access to traffic data. The Communications of the ACM, vol.47 no 3, 77-82. ISSN: 0001-0782
- Hosein Ian, Prodromos Tsiavos and Edgar Whitley (2003) Regulating Architecture and Architectures of Regulation: Contributions from Information Systems. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, 17(1), 85-97. ISSN: 1360-0869
- Hosein Ian and Edgar A. Whitley (2002) The regulation of electronic commerce: learning from the UK's RIP Act. Journal of Strategic Information Systems 11(1), 31-58. ISSN: 0963-8687
- Hosein Ian (2001) The Collision of Regulatory Convergence and Divergence: Updating policies of surveillance and Information Technology. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication 2(1), 18-33.
- Hosein Ian (2000) Logical Propositions on Free Expression, Regulation, Technology, and Privacy, Media Asia 27(2), 68-73, published by Asian Media's Information and Communication Centre and the School of Communication Studies, Nanyang Technological University.
Peer-Reviewed Book Sections and Book Reviews
- Whitley E A and Hosein I R (2007) Policy Engagement as Rigorous and Relevant Information Systems Research: The Case of the LSE Identity Project To appear in Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2007.
- Hosein Gus (2006) Privacy and or as Freedom, in Human Rights in the Global Information Society, edited by Rikke F. Jorgensen, MIT Press, available in prepublication form here.
- Hosein Gus (2006) 'International Co-operation as a Promise and a Threat', in Cybercrime and Jurisdiction: A Global Survey, (Koops Bert-Japp and Susan W. Brenner eds.), T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague.
- Hosein Ian (2006) Creating Conventions -- Global Data Flows, Technology Policy, and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters. Forthcoming in Governing Global Electronic Networks (Drake William and Ernest Wilson III eds.), MIT Press.
- Tsiavos Prodromos, Ian Hosein, and Edgar A. Whitley (2003) The Footprint of Regulation: How information systems are affecting the sources of control in a global economy. IS Perspectives and Challenges in the Context of Globalization (Poulymenakou Angeliki et al. eds), Kluwer Press: 355-370.
- Hosein Ian (2003) Review of Republic.com and The Future of Ideas, Ethics and International Affairs 17(1), 184-186.
- Hosein Ian (2002) A Research Note on Capturing Technology: Towards Moments of Interest. In Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology (Wynn Eleanor H., Edgar A. Whitley, Michael D. Myers and Janice I. DeGross eds.), Kluwer Press: 133-154.
- Whitley Edgar A. and Ian Hosein (2001) Doing politics around electronic commerce: Opposing the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill. In Realigning Research and Practice in IS Development (Russo Nancy, Brian Fitzgerald and Janice I. DeGross eds.), Kluwer Press: 415-438.
- S'rensen Carsten, Edgar A. Whitley, Shirin Madon, Dasha Klyachko, Gus Hosein and Justine Johnstone (2001) Cultivating recalcitrance in information systems research. In Realigning Research and Practice in IS Development (Russo Nancy, Brian Fitzgerald and Janice I. DeGross eds.), Kluwer Press: 297-316.
Other Book Sections
Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
- Tsiavos Prodromos and Ian Hosein (2003) Beyond Good and Evil: Why open source development for peer-to-peer networks does not necessarily equate to an Open Society, is as imbalanced as Copyright Law and definitely is not going to make you a better person, presented at the 11th European Conference on Information Systems: New Paradigms in Organizations, Markets and Society, Naples, June 18-21, 2003.
- Tsiavos Prodromos, Edgar Whitley, and Ian Hosein (2002) An Exploration of the Emergence, Development, and Evolution of Regulatory Characteristics of Information Systems, a research-in-progress presented to the International Conference for Information Systems, Barcelona, December 18, 2002.
- Hosein Ian, Prodromos Tsiavos, and Edgar Whitley (2002), Regulating Architecture and Architectures of Regulation: Contributions from Information Systems, presented at the British and Irish Law, Education, and Technology Association (BILETA) 17th Annual Conference on 'Law and the Information Society', Amsterdam, April 5, 2002.
- Whitley Edgar A. and Ian Hosein (2001) Doing politics around electronic commerce: Opposing the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill. In (Re)-defining Critical Research in Information Systems: An international workshop (Adam Alison, Debra Howcroft, Helen Richardson and Bruce Robinson eds.), Salford, UK, July 9-10, 2001.
- Brown Ian and Gus Hosein (2000) Serve Yourself... Shifting Power Away from the Brothers. In Proceedings of Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2000: Workshop on Freedom and Privacy by Design, Toronto, April 2000, published by the Association of Computing Machinery.
Other Conference Papers
- Hosein Ian (2005) Strategies for Privacy Protection in the face of Terrorism, text of talk given at the 27th International Data Protection Commissioners conference, Montreux, Switzerland.
- Hosein Ian (2004), International Relations Theories and the Regulation of International Dataflows, presented at the International Studies Association Convention, Montreal, March 2004.
- Brands Stefan, Gus Hosein, and Stephanie Perrin (2000) Privacy Increases Smartcard Security, presented at the 22nd Data Protection Commissioners Conference, Venice, Italy, September 2000.
- Hill Austin and Ian Hosein (1999) The Privacy Risks of Public Key Infrastructures, presented at the 21st Data Protection Commissioners Conference, Hong Kong, September 1999.
Government Commissions and Policy Reports
- Krista Boa, Andrew Clement, Simon Davies and Gus Hosein (2007 upcoming) CAN ID? Identity Policy Challenges for Canada, research report funded by the Federal Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Fall 2007.
- Simon Davies and Gus Hosein (2007) The Challenges for Identity Policy and the U.S. Context, commissioned by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, April 2007.
- Gus Hosein (2007) Regulatory Challenges for U.S. and EU Airlines and Passengers: Current and Future Challenges, commissioned by the European Parliament, March 2007. Available on the Privacy International site.
- Simon Davies and Gus Hosein (2007) The Economic Benefit of Identity Management and Assurance, commissioned by Her Majesty's Treasury, February 2007.
- Hosein Gus (2005) Comparing EU and U.S. Communications Surveillance Policies, commissioned by the Representative of the Freedom of the Media, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, November 2005.
- Co-author of the LSE Identity Project Research Status Report, January 2006, and subsequent reports and briefings, available at here.
- One of two project mentors on the LSE Identity Project reports: interim report of March 2005 and version 1.09 of June 2005.
- Hosein Gus (2004) Politics of the Information Society: The Bordering and Restraining of Global Data Flows, a report commissioned by UNESCO.
- Editor of Privacy, Technology, and Europe, a report for Japan's Ministry of Public Management Home Affairs Postal and Telecommunications, March 2003.
- Hosein Gus, Stephanie Perrin and Jacques St-Amant (2001) An Analysis of International Initiatives on High-Tech Crime: A Review of Implications for the Canadian Policy Environment, a study commissioned by Industry Canada to Zero Knowledge Systems Inc., December 2001.
- Contributor to and advisor on international privacy and technology section in Discussion Paper for Workshop 1: Potential Consequences for Data Retention of Various Business Models Characterizing Internet Service Providers, presented at G8 Government-Industry Workshop on Safety and Security In Cyberspace, Tokyo, May 2001.
- Banisar David and Gus Hosein, Government of Canada Ministry of Justice-commissioned comparative study on interception of communications regimes in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States, April 2001.
Non-Academic Research Reports
- Co-author of the 'Race to the Bottom -- Privacy Ranking of Internet Service Companies', June 2007.
- Simon Davies and Gus Hosein, 'Hang together - or we will hang separately', Article in the Times Higher Education Supplement, published: 17 February 2006.
- Author of a comparative report on EU and U.S. terrorism policies, available on the Privacy International site, December 2005.
- Author of An Open Letter to the European Parliament on the then-proposed Data Retention Directive, December 6, 2005, endorsed by 88 organizations and officials from across Europe; available on the Privacy International site, with more general resources available at this URL: http://www.privacyinternational.org/dataretention.
- Author of briefing to the Article 29 Working Party of EU Data Protection Commissioners, available on the Privacy International site, September 28, 2005.
- Author of briefing for the Members of the European Parliament comparing the Council and the Commission proposals on data retention, available on the Privacy International site, September 26, 2005.
- Author of a Discrimination in European Anti-Terrorism Policies and the Threat of Indiscriminate Policy, commissioned by the Open Society Justice Initiative, avialable on the Privacy International site, September 2005.
- Author of Privacy and Cyberspace: Questioning the Need for Harmonisation, a report commissioned by the ITU, July 2005.
- Author of An Open Letter to the European Parliament on Biometric Registration of All EU Citizens and Residents, November 29, 2004, endorsed by over 100 organizations, officials, and individuals from across Europe and internationally.
- Primary author of Invasive, Illusory, Illegal, and Illegitimate: Privacy International and EDRi Response to the Consultation on a Framework Decision on Data Retention, submitted to the European Commission on September 15, 2005, and endorsed by 170 organisations.
- Author of The enhanced US border surveillance system: an assessment of the implications of US-VISIT, released by Privacy International, September 28, 2004.
- Co-author, with Rosemary Walsh, A Response to Home Office Discussion Paper: Reconciling Security and Liberty in an Open Society, submitted to the UK Home Office, August 2004.
- Author of a response to the British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner's call for submissions on the implications of U.S. anti-terrorism legislation for Canadian privacy law, August 2004.
- Author of an open letter to the International Civil Aviation Organization on the risks of biometric passports. Also author on associated background report for civil society. Letter was signed by forty organizations in 14 countries.
- Author of Transferring Privacy: The Transfer of Passenger Records and the Abdication of Privacy Protection, by Privacy International, in co-operation with the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the European Digital Rights Initiative, with an appendix from the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Contributing editor for Silenced: an international report on censorship and control of the Internet, by Privacy International and GreenNet Educational Trust, September 2003.
- Editor and author of the Threats to Privacy section of the Privacy & Human Rights 2004: An International Survey of Privacy Laws and Developments, by the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Privacy International. Similar roles played in the 2002 and 2003 editions.
- Co-editor and contributor to a British Chambers of Commerce commissioned report on the Economic Impacts of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers bill, June 2000.
- Hosein Gus (1998) EU and the US: The Efficacy of Data Protection Legislation and the Anonymous Alternative, published by Zero Knowledge System, Inc. 1998.
- Hosein Gus (2007) 'Big Brother Britain', feature piece commissioned by the Mail on Sunday, March 2007.
- Hosein Gus (2005) Building Big Brother, published in the Royal Opera House Programme for '1984 - The Opera', May 2005.
- Hosein Ian (2004) The Need for Unreasonable Discourse and Un-Civil Society, Governance Network of Researchers, Social Science Research Council, New York.
- Hosein Ian (2004) On Balance, Governance Network of Researchers, Social Science Research Council, New York.
- Hosein Ian (2004) Deliberation, Discourse, and Policy Dynamics, Governance Network of Researchers, Social Science Research Council, New York.
- Hosein Ian (2003) The politics of International Cooperation on anti-terrorism policy, Governance Network of Researchers, Social Science Research Council, New York.
- Co-Author of a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on draft 27 of the Convention on Cybercrime, June 2001.
- Author of The Birth and Rise of International Conventions on Cybercrime, the Five-Act Tragi-Comedie, published by the Association for Progressive Communications, February 2001.
- Author of and contributor to three letters to the Council of Europe Secretariat on behalf of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign, a coalition of over 20 non-governmental organisations. Contributor to the October 2000 letter. Author of the December 2000 letter. Author of the February 2002 letter.
My doctoral dissertation was on the attempts of governments to control the form, development and proliferation of cryptography. The full title is too long to repeat here, but the short and trendy version is Regulating the Technological Actor.
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