STEaPP's Digital Policy Lab works collaboratively across disciplines and with the policy community to develop responses to the challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies
New and emerging digital technologies are reshaping the ways that we interact, work, and govern. They have profound implications for the promotion of justice and equity, for economic growth, for the provision of public goods, and for international affairs and security. Due to the pace of change as well as the scale and scope of these transformations, the formulation of policies that effectively address these issues is particularly difficult. In order to support sound policy solutions in this context, the Digital Policy Lab works closely with the national and international policy community to understand their goals and challenges and to develop research projects that provide solutions.
We have a number of projects underway in STEaPP that have been co-designed with policy makers. These are typically oriented around specific research questions that have been developed collaboratively - with real attention to the specific needs of those who work to design and implement innovative policy approaches to the deeply challenging problems as well as the unprecedented opportunities brought about by technological change.
An EPSRC funded project developed in collaboration with a range of partners including the Sociotechnical Security Group at the National Cyber Security Centre and the Cyber Policy team at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The Mapping Exercise is an extension of the EPSRC funded project, 'Evaluating Cyber Security Evidence for Policy Advice' (ECSEPA). It is a five-month project funded through the Research Institute in the Science of Cyber Security (RISCS).
Gender and IoT is an interdisciplinary project exploring the implications of IoT on gender-based domestic violence and abuse and is funded by a Social Science Plus+ award from UCL's Collaborative Social Science Domain.
A £23 million project to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.
- MPA in Digital Technologies and Public Policy
Opening in September 2018, the MPA in Digital Technologies and Public Policy prepares future leaders and decision makers working in policy to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by today's fast-evolving digital technologies.
- STEaPP contributors
- In the media
Dr Madeline Carr
The Internet of Things
International cooperation is vital for Internet of Things security
Madeline, explores the international policy dimension of Internet of Things (IoT) security on the DCMS blog.
Dr Leonie Tanczer
Crypto Party Digital skills in academia: let’s CryptoParty!
The question of how to secure research data in times of large-scale online surveillance remains unaddressed. CryptoParties might offer a preliminary solution
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Subverting the Snoopers? Tools promise to avoid UK Surveillance Law
The RT UK interview Leonie Tanczer in January 2017 on the Snoopers Charter