Surveillance Studies Network has four charitable objects.
SSN exists for:
1. The advancement of education for the public benefit by the promotion of the study of surveillance as a facet of contemporary social and technological change and its consequences for individuals, groups, organisations, nations and regions.
It does this by:
2. Supporting and promoting the free exchange of academic information about surveillance across academic disciplines and cultures;
3. Promoting learning and the sharing of knowledge about surveillance between scholars, students, organisations and the public world-wide;
4. Owning and publishing the journal ‘Surveillance and Society’ and other online resources devoted to the publication of communications which advance knowledge concerning the study of surveillance and society.