Community Attitude to Law Enforcement Data

About the Project

As more surveillance data is gathered about citizens, and AI expands in its ability to process and extract intelligence from these data, some essential values of society, such as privacy and agency, are at risk. In collaboration with the Queensland Police Service (QPS), this project explores how to increase trust that people place in the use of their data. The research will investigate how people view the use of their personal data and how organisations can gain social licence to expand their use of data and technology. Involving front line police, citizens who have been subject to policing, as well as vulnerable communities, the project aims to devise a method for extracting and analysing community attitudes to data, its use in the policing context, as well as examining findings on citizen comfort about having their data used for policing.


About the Candidate

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated student to join the CIRES project team, collaborating closely with leading experts in the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to develop qualitative and participatory research methods that can be used by data-driven organizations to understand and better communicate the impact of using human data to customers, users, and the public. This scholarship is one of three CIRES projects with QPS related to the responsible use of sensitive data assets.

For this project, CIRES is seeking a candidate with a background in Information Systems or Psychology, with a strong interest in technology business value and trust. Prior experience/knowledge in qualitative and design methodologies is preferred.

project researchers
Prof Marta Indulska (Principal Advisor)
Prof Shazia Sadiq
Prof Rhema Vaithianathan
partner investigator
Queensland Police Service