Associate Professor (Reader) of Information Systems and Chair, Teaching Committee
Faculty Group: Information Systems and Innovation
On Sabbatical leave Michaelmas Term 2014 - 2015 academic year
Edgar is an Associate Professor - (Reader) in Information Systems in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Edgar has a BSc (Econ) and PhD in Information Systems, both from the LSE. He is the co–editor of Information Technology and People, Senior Editor for the AIS Transactions of Replication Research and an Associate Editor for the Journal of the AIS. He has served as researchco-chair for the European Conference on Information Systems, track co-chair for the International Conference on Information Systems and was previously an associate editor for the European Journal of Information Systems and MIS Quarterly.
Edgar’s research covers identity policy, cloud computing and public management.
Edgar was the research coordinator of the influential LSE Identity Project on the UK’s proposals to introduce biometric identity cards; proposals that were scrapped following the 2010 General Election. His book with Gus Hosein Global Challenges for Identity Policies was published by Palgrave in 2010. Edgar has also advised governments in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador,Jamaica and Mexico about the political, technological and social challenges of effective identity policies.
Edgar is co-chair of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group and a member of the BCS Information Privacy Expert Panel.
Edgar’s research on cloud computing, including privacy and security considerations, is widely cited and of the book Moving to the cloud corporation, published by Palgrave 2014.
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