Dr Edgar A. Whitley

About Me

    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'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

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
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    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

    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.