An analysis of developments since the Surveillance Society report produced by the Surveillance Studies Network for the ICO
The ICO is inviting bids to research and produce an analysis of developments in surveillance and data collection since the report “A Surveillance Society”, which was produced for the ICO in 2006.
The objective is to produce a study that will accompany the Information Commissioner’s report to Parliament on surveillance. The study will effectively be a factual analysis that will build upon the 2006 Surveillance Studies Network report, concentrating on developments in surveillance and data collection that have taken place since its publication. The study should take account of the developments in technology, policy, law and practice but should be focussed on the practical consequences of these developments for individuals and society now and in the immediate future. The focus should be more on the surveillance that individuals face as they live their everyday lives rather than the specific covert surveillance activities.
Full details of the research project and how to submit a proposal are set out in the project tendering brief, together with the ICO’s standard form of research project contract.
Bids should be submitted by 10.00am on 31 January 2010 and the research report will need to be completed by 31 May 2010.
Three copies of any documentation should be included and should be addressed to:
Research Project PCR09/03
Wilmslow SK9 5AF
The proposal can also be sent by email to email@example.com by the same deadline. The proposal must include the bidder’s expertise in the field including any involvement in providing advice in this area, a clearly defined deliverable and timescales together with the methodology to be employed. The cost of the work (including VAT and any other expenditure) and proposed payment schedule should also be clearly set out. The proposal documentation should be concise and expressed in plain English. The successful bidder will also need to declare any interest in, or connection to, those sources which are identified.