Dr Edgar A. Whitley

About Me

      Dr Edgar A. Whitley
      NAB 3.32
      Department of Management
      London School of Economics
      Houghton Street
      London WC2A 2AE
      United Kingdom
      +44 2079557410
       
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    Edgar is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Information Systems in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
    Edgar has a BSc (Econ) and PhD in Information Systems, both from the LSE. He is the co-editor of Information Technology and People, Senior Editor for the AIS Transactions of Replication Research and an Associate Editor for the Journal of the AIS. He has served as research co-chair for the European Conference on Information Systems, track co-chair for the International Conference on Information Systems and was previously an associate editor for the European Journal of Information Systems and MIS Quarterly.
    Edgar was the research coordinator of the influential LSE Identity Project on the UK's proposals to introduce biometric identity cards; proposals that were scrapped following the 2010 General Election. His book with Gus Hosein Global Challenges for Identity Policies was published by Palgrave in 2010. Edgar has also advised governments in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Japan and Mexico about the political, technological and social challenges of effective identity policies. He has contributed to reports for the World Bank, Omidyar Network and Centre for Global Development
    Edgar's research covers privacy, identity policy, information assurance, cloud computing and public management.
    Edgar is co-chair of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, a member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) Academic Liaison Panel and a member of the ESRC Administrative Data Research Network: Information Assurance Expert Group.
    Edgar has successfully supervised nine PhD students, including three with colleagues in other departments at LSE. He has examined PhDs at LSE, Brunel, UCL, Kings College, Trinity College Dublin, IESE Spain, Nottingham Trent University, Southampton and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Departmental Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Chair, Department Teaching Committtee
  • Member, Research Ethics Committee
  • Member, Graduate Studies Sub Committee

    Students supervised

    YearStudentTitleExaminers
    2016 Roser Pujadas Designing technology to innovate teaching practices: A critical assessment of a learning design support environment Examiners: Kathy McGrath and Andreas Schroeder
    2015 Peter Erdelyi Constructing Entrepreneurial Markets for Innovations: The Emergence of e-Commerce Entrepreneurship in the South of England Examiners: David Rae and Daniel Neyland
    2012 Chenwei Zhu Authoring Collaborative Projects: A Study of Intellectual Property and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Licensing Schemes from a Relational Contract Perspective (joint supervision with Anne Barron, Law)  
    2011 Aaron K Martin Envisioning technology through discourse: a case study of biometrics in the National Identity Scheme in the UK Examiners: Martin Bauer and Neil Pollock
    2007 Prodromos Tsiavos Cultivating Creative Commons: From Creative Regulation to Regulatory Commons (joint supervision with Anne Barron, Law) Examiners: Andrew Murray and Eric Monteiro
    2004 Mary L. Darking Integrating Online Learning Technologies into Higher Education: a case study of two UK universities Examiners: Robin Mansell and Lucas Introna
    2002 Steven R. Haynes Explanation in Information Systems: A Design Rationale Approach (joint supervision with Andy Wells, Social Psychology) Examiners: Ray J. Paul and Allan MacLean
    1998 Athanasia Pouloudi Stakeholder analysis for interorganizational information systems Examiners: George Rzevski and Julika Siemer
    1992 Marios Angelides Hypertext-based, Intelligent Tutoring Systems (HITS) (joint supervision with Georgios I. Doukidis and Ray J. Paul) Examiners: Malcolm King and Tony Cornford

    PhDs examined

    2015 Faisal Alanezi Brunel University
    2015 Reuben Binns University of Southampton
    2015 Christopher Porter University College London
    2014 José-Carlos Mariátegui London School of Economics and Political Science
    2013 Miguel Malheiros University College London
    2013 Maria Maloney Trinity College Dublin
    2012 Vasiliki Baka London School of Economics and Political Science
    2012 Adrian Rahaman University College London
    2005 Michele Ambaye Brunel University
    2003 Masao Kakihara London School of Economics and Political Science
    2002 Patricia Alexander University of Pretoria
    2002 Darren Dalcher Kings College London
    2002 Manal Naji Brunel University
    2002 Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou Brunel University
    2001 Brian Webb University College London
    2000 Lynne Baldwin Brunel University
    2000 Tillal Eldabi Brunel University
    2000 Sandra Sieber IESE, Barcelona, Spain

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Identity Policy

Identity Policy Publications

  • Whitley, E. A., Martin, A. K., and Hosein, G. (2014). From surveillance-by-design to privacy-by-design: Evolving identity policy in the UK, in Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond K. Boersma, R. Brakel, C. Fonio, and P. Wagenaar (eds.), Routledge London, 205-219.
  • Whitley, E. A., Gal, U., and Kjærgaard, A. (2014). Who do you think you are? A review of the complex interplay between information systems, identification and identity, European Journal of Information Systems 23(1), 17-35. DOI
  • Whitley, E. A., and Gal, U. (2014). Special issue on information systems, identification and identity, European Journal of Information Systems 23(1). DOI
  • Whitley, E. A. (2014a). Submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into "Current and future uses of biometric data and technologies" by the London School of Economics and Political Science Identity Project.
  • Whitley, E. A. (2014b). REF Impact Case Study: Scrapping costly and controversial proposals for identity cards.
  • Whitley, E. A. (2013a). Identity fraud, in Global Social Issues: An EncyclopediaC. G. Bates and J. Ciment (eds.) (Vols. 1-3, Vol. 2), ME Sharpe Armonk, NY, 456-460.
  • Martin, A. K., and Whitley, E. A. (2013). Fixing identity? Biometrics and the tensions of material practices, Media, Culture and Society 35(1), 52-60. DOI
  • Whitley, E. A. (2013b). On technology neutral policies for e-identity: A critical reflection based on UK identity policy, Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology 8(2), 134-147. DOI
  • Whitley, E. A. (2011). Submission to the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee Call for Evidence on the Government's proposals on Individual Electoral Registration by London School of Economics and Political Science Identity Policy.
  • Whitley, E. A., and Hosein, G. (2010a). Global challenges for identity policies, Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke.
  • Whitley, E. A., and Hosein, G. (2010b). Global Identity Policies and Technology: Do we Understand the Question?, Global Policy 1(2), 209-215. DOI
  • Whitley, E. A. (2010). Submission to the House of Commons Identity Documents Bill Committee.
  • Whitley, E. A. (2009a). Perceptions of government technology, surveillance and privacy: the UK identity cards scheme, in New Directions in Privacy and Surveillance D. Neyland and B. Goold (eds.), Willan Cullompton, 133-156.
  • Whitley, E. A. (2009b). Submission to the Identity and Passport Service Consultation about the Identity Cards Secondary Legislation 2008.
  • Whitley, E. A., and Hosein, I. R. (2008a). Departmental influences on policy design: How the UK is confusing identity fraud with other policy agendas, Communications of the ACM 51(5), 98-100. DOI
  • Whitley, E. A., and Hosein, I. R. (2008b). Doing the politics of technological decision making: Due process and the debate about identity cards in the UK, European Journal of Information Systems 17(6), 668-677. DOI
  • Whitley, E. A., and Hosein, I. R. (2007). Policy Engagement as Rigourous and Relevant Information Systems Research: The Case of the LSE Identity Project,H. Österle, J. Schelp, and R. Winter (eds.), Presented at the Fifteenth European Conference on Information Systems, 1301-1312.
  • Edwardes, C. A., Hosein, I. R., and Whitley, E. A. (2007). Balance, scrutiny and identity cards in the UK, Criminal Justice Matters 68(Summer), 29-30. DOI
  • 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. DOI
  • Whitley, E. A. (2007). Submission to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee inquiry into "A surveillance society?" by the London School of Economics and Political Science Identity Project.
  • Whitley, E. A. (2006). Submission to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology Inquiry into "Scientific advice, risk and evidence: how government handles them" with particular reference to the technologies supporting the Government's proposals for identity cards by London School of Economics and Political Science Identity Project.
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    Blogs

    Dynamic Consent

    EnCoRe and Dynamic Consent Publications

    • Spencer, K., Sanders, C., Whitley, E. A., Lund, D., Kaye, J., and Dixon, W. G. (2016). Patient perspectives on sharing anonymised personal health data using a digital system for dynamic consent and research feedback: a qualitative study, Journal of Medical Internet Research 15(4), e66. DOI
    • Teare, H., Morrison, M., Whitley, E. A., and Kaye, J. (2015). Towards 'engagement 2.0': Insights from a study of dynamic consent with biobank participants, Digital Health September. DOI
    • Williams, H., Spencer, K., Sanders, C., Lund, D., Whitley, E. A., Kaye, J., and Dixon, W. G. (2015). Dynamic consent: a possible solution to improve patient confidence and trust in how electronic patient records are used in medical research, Journal of Medical Internet Research 3(1). DOI
    • Dixon, W. G., Spencer, K., Williams, H., Sanders, C., Lund, D., Whitley, E. A., and Kaye, J. (2014a). Letter: A dynamic model of patient consent to sharing of medical record data, British Medical Journal 348, g1294. DOI
    • Kaye, J., Whitley, E. A., Lund, D., Morrison, M., Teare, H., and Melham, K. (2014). Dynamic Consent - A Patient Interface for 21st Century Research Networks, European Journal of Human Genetics 23(2), 141-146. DOI
    • Dixon, W. G., Spencer, K., Williams, H., Sanders, C., Lund, D., Whitley, E. A., and Kaye, J. (2014b). A dynamic model of patient consent to sharing of medical record data, British Medical Journal 348, g1294. DOI
    • Whitley, E. A. (2013). Towards effective, consent based control of personal data, in Digital Enlightenment Forum Yearbook K. O'Hara, M. Hildebrandt, and M. Waidner (eds.), IOS Press Amsterdam, 165-176.
    • Whitley, E. A., Kanellopoulou, N., and Kaye, J. (2012). Consent and Research Governance in Biobanks: Evidence from Focus-groups with Medical Researchers, Public Health Genomics 15(5), 232-242. DOI
    • Kaye, J., Whitley, E. A., Kanellopoulou, N., Creese, S., Lund, D., and Hughes, K. (2011). Dynamic consent: a solution to a perennial problem?, British Medical Journal Rapid Letter Response.
    • Whitley, E. A., and Kanellopoulou, N. (2010). Privacy and informed consent in online interactions: Evidence from expert focus groups,, Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems.
    • Whitley, E. A. (2009). Informational privacy, consent and the 'control' of personal data, Information Security Technical Report 14(3), 154-159. DOI
    Indices

    Cloud and Outsourcing Research

    • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2014). Moving to the Cloud Corporation: How to face the challenges and harness the potential of cloud computing, Palgrave Basingstoke.
    • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2013). Cloud Computing as Innovation: Studying Diffusion, in Advances in Global Sourcing: Models, Governance and RelationshipsI. Oshri, J. Kotlarsky, and L. P. Willcocks (eds.), Springer Heidelberg.
    • Whitley, E., Mooney, J., Retana, G., Reynolds, P., and Venters, W. (2013). Panel: The shift to cloud computing: A slow train comin’?, Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems.
    • Whitley, E. A., Willcocks, L. P., and Venters, W. (2013). Privacy and Security in the Cloud: A Review Of Guidance and Responses, Journal of Information Technology and Information Management 22(3), 75–92.
    • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2013). Cloud Sourcing and Innovation: Slow Train Coming? A Composite Research Study, Strategic Outsourcing: an International Journal 6(2), 184–202. DOI
    • Whitley, E. A., and Willcocks, L. P. (2012). Innovation: Step change in outsourcing: Towards collaborative innovation, in The New IT Outsourcing Landscape: From Innovation to Cloud ServicesL. P. Willcocks and M. C. Lacity (eds.), Palgrave Basingstoke, 129–164.
    • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2012). Cloud Sourcing: Implications for Managing the IT Function, in The Dynamics of Global Sourcing: Perspectives and PracticesJ. Kotlarsky, I. Oshri, and L. P. Willcocks (eds.), Springer Heidelberg, 142–163.
    • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., Whitley, E. A., and Hindle, J. (2012). Shifting to cloud services: Current challenges and future opportunities, in Advanced Outsourcing Practice: Rethinking ITO, BPO and Cloud ServicesM. C. Lacity and L. P. Willcocks (eds.), Palgrave Basingstoke, 169–196.
    • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., Whitley, E. A., and Hindle, J. (2012). Cloud on the landscape: Promises and challenges, in The New IT Outsourcing Landscape: From Innovation to Cloud ServicesL. P. Willcocks and M. C. Lacity (eds.), Palgrave Basingstoke, 279–304.
    • Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2012). A Critical Review of Cloud Computing: Researching Desires and Realities, Journal of Information Technology 27(3), 179–197. DOI
  • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2011a). Cloud and the Future of Business Part 1: From Costs to Innovation: Promise.
  • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2011b). Cloud and the Future of Business Part 2: From Costs to Innovation: Challenges, Accenture and the Outsourcing Unit.
  • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2011c). Cloud and the Future of Business Part 3: From Costs to Innovation: Impact.
  • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2011d). Cloud and the Future of Business Part 4: From Costs to Innovation: Innovation.
  • Willcocks, L. P., Venters, W., and Whitley, E. A. (2011e). Cloud and the Future of Business Part 5: From Costs to Innovation: Management.
  • Publications

    Journal editorial roles

      Senior Editor
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Senior Editor

    Projects

    EnCoRe and Dynamic Consent Publications

    • Spencer, K., Sanders, C., Whitley, E. A., Lund, D., Kaye, J., and Dixon, W. G. (2016). Patient perspectives on sharing anonymised personal health data using a digital system for dynamic consent and research feedback: a qualitative study, Journal of Medical Internet Research 15(4), e66. DOI
    • Teare, H., Morrison, M., Whitley, E. A., and Kaye, J. (2015). Towards 'engagement 2.0': Insights from a study of dynamic consent with biobank participants, Digital Health September. DOI
    • Williams, H., Spencer, K., Sanders, C., Lund, D., Whitley, E. A., Kaye, J., and Dixon, W. G. (2015). Dynamic consent: a possible solution to improve patient confidence and trust in how electronic patient records are used in medical research, Journal of Medical Internet Research 3(1). DOI
    • Dixon, W. G., Spencer, K., Williams, H., Sanders, C., Lund, D., Whitley, E. A., and Kaye, J. (2014a). Letter: A dynamic model of patient consent to sharing of medical record data, British Medical Journal 348, g1294. DOI
    • Kaye, J., Whitley, E. A., Lund, D., Morrison, M., Teare, H., and Melham, K. (2014). Dynamic Consent - A Patient Interface for 21st Century Research Networks, European Journal of Human Genetics 23(2), 141-146. DOI
    • Dixon, W. G., Spencer, K., Williams, H., Sanders, C., Lund, D., Whitley, E. A., and Kaye, J. (2014b). A dynamic model of patient consent to sharing of medical record data, British Medical Journal 348, g1294. DOI
    • Whitley, E. A. (2013). Towards effective, consent based control of personal data, in Digital Enlightenment Forum Yearbook K. O'Hara, M. Hildebrandt, and M. Waidner (eds.), IOS Press Amsterdam, 165-176.
    • Whitley, E. A., Kanellopoulou, N., and Kaye, J. (2012). Consent and Research Governance in Biobanks: Evidence from Focus-groups with Medical Researchers, Public Health Genomics 15(5), 232-242. DOI
    • Kaye, J., Whitley, E. A., Kanellopoulou, N., Creese, S., Lund, D., and Hughes, K. (2011). Dynamic consent: a solution to a perennial problem?, British Medical Journal Rapid Letter Response.
    • Whitley, E. A., and Kanellopoulou, N. (2010). Privacy and informed consent in online interactions: Evidence from expert focus groups,, Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems.
    • Whitley, E. A. (2009). Informational privacy, consent and the 'control' of personal data, Information Security Technical Report 14(3), 154-159. DOI

    LDSE Publications

    • Laurillard, D., Charlton, P., Craft, B., Dimakopoulos, D., Ljubojevic, D., Magoulas, G., Masterman, E., Pujadas, R., Whitley, E. A., and Whittlestone, K. (2013). A constructionist learning environment for teachers to model learning designs, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 29(1), 15-30. DOI

    SDAW publications

    • Hayes, N., Whitley, E. A., and Introna, L. D. (2006). Power, knowledge and management information systems education: The case of the Indian learner,D. Straub and S. Klein (eds.), Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, 1723-1736.
    • Hayes, N., Introna, L. D., and Whitley, E. A. (2005). Plagiarism, values and computing: differing cultural expectations of academic work in information systems education, Presented at the BEST Conference.