Aaron K. Martin, PhD

Selected Publications

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“Why are sector transgressions so hard to govern? Reflections from Europe’s pandemic experience”, with L. Taylor, S. de Souza & J. Lopez Solano, Information, Communication & Society, 2023 [ISSN 1468-4462]

“Digital Identity and Inclusion: Tracing technological transitions”, with E. Schoemaker and K. Weitzberg, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 24(1): 36–45, 2023 [ISSN 1526-0054]

“Aidwashing Surveillance: Critiquing the corporate exploitation of humanitarian crises”, Surveillance & Society 21(1): 96–102, 2023 [ISSN 1477-7487]

“Digitization and Sovereignty in Humanitarian Space: Technologies, territories, and tensions”, with G. Sharma, S. de Souza, L. Taylor, B. van Eerd, S. McDonald, M. Marelli, M. Cheesman, S. Scheel & H. Dijstelbloem, Geopolitics 28(3): 1362–1397, 2023 [ISSN 1557-3028]

“(Re)making Data Markets: An exploration of the regulatory challenges”, with L. Taylor, H. Mukiri-Smith, T. Petročnik & L. Savolainen, Law, Innovation and Technology 14(2): 1–40, 2022 [ISSN 1757-9961]

“Entre surveillance et identification : repenser l’identité numérique dans l’humanitaire”, with K. Weitzberg, M. Cheesman & E. Schoemaker, in L’État digital, edited by L. Belli & G. J. Guglielmi, Berger-Levrault: 145–156, 2022 [ISBN-13: 978-2-701322-07-0]

“Governing Data and Artificial Intelligence for All: Models for sustainable and just data governance”, with J. Lopez Solano, S. de Souza & L. Taylor, Report for the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology, 2022 [ISBN-13: 978-9-284696-23-9] «featured in The Syllabus»

“Digital Disruption or Crisis Capitalism? Technology, power, and the pandemic”, with J. Lopez Solano, F. Ohai, S. de Souza & L. Taylor, Tech and COVID-19 Report for the European AI Fund, 2022 «featured in Nature Machine Intelligence»

“Between Surveillance and Recognition: Rethinking digital identity in aid”, with K. Weitzberg, M. Cheesman & E. Schoemaker, Big Data & Society (January–June): 1–7, 2021 [ISSN 2053-9517] «featured in The Syllabus and Biometric Update»

“Aadhaar in a Box? Legitimizing digital identity in times of crisis”, Surveillance & Society 19(1): 104–108, 2021 [ISSN 1477-7487] «featured in The Syllabus»

“Connecting with Confidence: Managing digital risks to refugee connectivity”, with T. Bouffet and J. Warnes, UN Refugee Agency: 1–71, 2021

“Exclusion and Inclusion in Identification: Regulation, displacement, and data justice”, with L. Taylor, Information Technology for Development 27(1): 50–66, 2021 [ISSN 1554-0170] «featured in Biometric Update»

“Introduction: What does the COVID-19 response mean for global data justice?”, with L. Taylor, G. Sharma & S. Jameson, in Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives, edited by L. Taylor, G. Sharma, A. Martin & S. Jameson, Meatspace Press: 8–17, 2020 [ISBN-13: 978-1-913824-00-6] «featured in The Syllabus»

“Desplazados y Desconectados: South America”, with E. Perez Iglesias, Digital Access, Inclusion and Participation, UN Refugee Agency: 1–42, 2020

“Using Regulatory Sandboxes to Support Responsible Innovation in the Humanitarian Sector”, with G. Balestra, Global Policy 10(4): 733–736, 2019 [ISSN 1758-5899]

“Mobile Money Platform Surveillance”, Surveillance & Society 17(1/2): 213–222, 2019 [ISSN 1477-7487]

“Displaced and Disconnected”, Connectivity for Refugees, UN Refugee Agency: 1–43, 2019

“Cyber Governance and the Financial Services Sector: The role of public-private partnerships”, with V. San Juan, in Rewired: Cybersecurity Governance, edited by R. Ellis & V. Mohan, Wiley-Blackwell: 97–115, 2019 [ISBN-13: 978-1-118-88821-6]

“Surveillance in Africa: Politics, histories, techniques”, with K. P. Donovan & P. M. Frowd, African Studies Review 59(2): 31–37, 2016 [ISSN 0002-0206]

“Trust in the Digital Economy: Security and privacy”, with M. Donohue, in OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development, OECD Publishing: 209–238, 2015 [ISBN-13: 978-9-264-23227-3]

“Guidance for Improving the Comparability of Statistics Produced by Computer Security Incident Response Teams”, with T. Park, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development: 1–47, 2015 [DSTI/ICCP/REG(2013)9/FINAL]

“New Surveillance Technologies and their Publics: A case of biometrics”, with K. P. Donovan, Public Understanding of Science 24(7): 842–857, 2015 [ISSN 0963-6625]

“From Surveillance-by-Design to Privacy-by-Design: Evolving identity policy in the UK”, with E. A. Whitley & G. Hosein, in Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond, edited by K. Boersma, R. van Brakel, C. Fonio & P. Wagenaar, Routledge: 205–219, 2014 [ISBN-13: 978-0-415-82946-5]

“The Rise of African SIM Registration: The emerging dynamics of regulatory change”, with K. P. Donovan, First Monday 19(2-3), 2014 [ISSN 1396-0466] «featured in The Economist»

“Open Government and Citizen Identities: Promise, peril, and policy”, with C. M. Bonina, in Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development, edited by M. L. Smith & K. M. A. Reilly, MIT Press: 223–247, 2014 [ISBN-13: 978-0-262-52541-1]

Book review of “Innovation, Dual Use, and Security: Managing the risks of emerging biological and chemical technologies”, Science & Public Policy 40(6): 824–826, 2013 [ISSN 1471-5430]

“Electronic Identity in Europe: Legal challenges and future perspectives”, with N. Andrade & S. Monteleone, JRC Science and Policy Report 25834, European Commission: 1–81, 2013 [ISSN 1831-9424]

“Friending the Taxman: On the use of social networking services for government eID in Europe”, with N. Andrade, Telecommunications Policy 37(9): 715–724, 2013 [ISSN 0308-5961]

“‘All the Better to See You with, My Dear’: Facial recognition and privacy in online social networks”, with N. Andrade & S. Monteleone, IEEE Security & Privacy 11(3): 21–28, 2013 [ISSN 1540-7993]

“Fixing Identity? Biometrics and the tensions of material practices”, with E. A. Whitley, Media, Culture & Society 35(1): 52–60, 2013 [ISSN 0163-4437]

“Battling Botnets with Digital Rights in Mind”, with N. Andrade, European Journal of Law & Technology 3(2), 2012 [ISSN 2042-115X]

“National Identity Infrastructures: Lessons from the United Kingdom”, in ICT Critical Infrastructures and Society, edited by M. D. Hercheui, D. Whitehouse, W. McIver Jr & J. Phahlamohlaka, Springer: 44–55, 2012 [ISBN-13: 978-3-642-33331-6]

“Proactive Policy Measures by Internet Service Providers against Botnets”, OECD Digital Economy Papers 199, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development, OECD Publishing: 1–24, 2012 [ISSN 2071-6826]

“Medical Privacy and Security in Developing Countries and Humanitarian Operations”, with G. Hosein, LSE Policy Engagement Network Paper 7: 1–26, 2012

“Rethinking Security at the Olympics”, with D. J. Bernhard, in Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events, edited by C.J. Bennett & K. D. Haggerty, Routledge: 20–35, 2011 [ISBN-13: 978-0-415-60262-4]

“Automating the Public Sector and Organizing Accountabilities”, with M. L. Smith & M. E. Noorman, Communications of the Association for Information Systems 26(1): 1–16, 2010 [ISSN 1529-3181]

Book review of “Wiring Up The Big Brother Machine… And Fighting It”, Surveillance & Society 6(4): 416–417, 2009 [ISSN 1477-7487]

“Understanding Resistance to Digital Surveillance: Towards a multi-disciplinary, multi-actor framework”, with R. E. van Brakel & D. J. Bernhard, Surveillance & Society 6(3): 213–232, 2009 [ISSN 1477-7487] «Awarded Surveillance Studies Network best paper prize»