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Marie Eneman

Deputy Head of Department

Department of Applied Information
Visiting address
Forskningsgången 6
41756 Göteborg
Postal address
41296 Göteborg

About Marie Eneman

Current work position: - Deputy head, Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg - Senior Lecturer, Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg

Education: - Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics, Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden with the doctoral thesis - Developing child protection strategies: a critical study of offenders’ use of information technology for the sexual exploitation of children. - Master of Science in Computer Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

Research Interests: I’m conducting research within the following two areas – Surveillance in the digital society and Sexual exploitation of children in the digital society. Surveillance in the digital society I’m conducting research on the increasing use of digital surveillance technology in society with a specific interest in public authorities use of digital surveillance and dataveillance with expectations of improved security in society. In our research we are interested to understand how new technologies such as Artificial Intelliegience and automatisation is changing authorities' surveillance practises, both on organisational and societal level.

A key actor in this context is the Swedish Police using digital technologies such as stationary cameras, body-worn cameras, drones, facial recognition, motion recognition, object recognition and a variety of sensors.

I’m also project leader for the research project - Encountering camera surveillance and accountability at work: case study of the Swedish police. In this project we focus upon (i) the use of body-worn cameras within the Swedish Police and (ii) police officers’ response of being filmed by citizens when conducting work.

Sexual exploitation of children in the digital society I have long experience of conducting research on sexual exploitation of children with a particular focus upon child pornography (also called child abuse material) and sexual grooming in the digital society and the societal responses such as legislation and other technological regulation (e.g. Internet filtering, Internet blocking).

I’m involved in ongoing research about: (i) How digitalisation is affecting crime investigations of child pornography – both in terms of possibilities and challenges for law enforcement and (ii) The dark side of social media - the case of sexual grooming of children.

Evaluation work: I have been involved in evaluation work of Swedish legislations regarding child pornography and contact with children for sexual purposes. In addition, I have also been responsible for a number of evaluation work within the Swedish Police Authority, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and regularly presents my research both within and outside academia.