Professor Peter Fussey

Professor Peter Fussey

Committee Member Peter Fussey

Pete Fussey is a professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, a department that is consistently ranked among the highest in the UK for research excellence. Professor Fussey's main research interests focus on; surveillance, digital sociology, human rights, control and the city and has published widely across these areas. He is a director of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), and research director for a five-year large-scale ESRC project analysing the human rights implications of emerging technology, with particular focus on digital policing and surveillance practices in the US, UK, Brazil, Germany and India. His other work focuses on organised crime in the EU with particular reference to the trafficking of children for criminal exploitation (monograph Child Trafficking in the EU: Policing and protecting Europe's most vulnerable published by Routledge in 2017).

Professor Fussey has also worked with and advised national and regional governments in the UK and Europe on a number of issues including the regulation of surveillance, public order policing and the security and social implications of urban mega-events. Most recently we have conducted collaborative work with a several national oversight bodies including the Investigatory Powers Commissioners Office. 

He is also currently working with UN agencies on issues concerning human rights and digital technology and also leads the human rights strand of the UK's national surveillance camera strategy.