Kieron O’Hara is a senior research fellow in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, and has a DPhil in philosophy from the University of Oxford. His research interests are:
the politics and philosophy of technology, particularly the World Wide Web; transparency and open data; privacy; memory; and conservative philosophy. His report, 'Transparent Government, not Transparent Citizens', on privacy in the context of the government's transparency programme, was published by the Cabinet Office in September 2011.
His latest book, 'Conservatism', was published in May 2011 by Reaktion Books. Other works include: ‘Trust: From Socrates to Spin’, ‘The Referendum Roundabout’, 'inequality.com' (with David Stevens), ‘After Blair: David Cameron and the Conservative Tradition’, ‘Joseph Conrad Today’, 'The Enlightenment: A Beginner's Guide' and ‘The Spy in the Coffee Machine: The End of Privacy As We Know It’ (with Nigel Shadbolt). He is currently working on a book about Aldous Huxley.