- WhatsApp’s controversial privacy update may be banned in the EU – but the app’s sights are fixed on Indiaby Philippa Williams, Reader in Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London on May 13, 2021 at 1:53 pm
Accessing India’s digital consumers is seen as the key to future growth for big tech companies like Facebook.
- Privacy may be under threat, but its protection alone isn’t enough to preserve civil libertiesby Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy, Maryland Institute College of Art on March 23, 2021 at 12:32 pm
A privacy expert says citizens will need to exercise their right to public protest if they want to preserve their privacy.
- Google’s scrapping third-party cookies – but invasive targeted advertising will live onby Eerke Boiten, Professor of Cybersecurity, School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University on March 8, 2021 at 2:54 pm
Google’s shift to ‘profiling’ is being billed as a privacy boon – but it’s also a strategic pivot.
- The Christmas gifts that keep giving (your data away) — and how to prevent thisby Paul Haskell-Dowland, Associate Dean (Computing and Security), Edith Cowan University on January 4, 2021 at 7:08 pm
Many of us will have received new gadgets this festive season. But how can we ensure these are set up safely? And what’s the best way to discard of old devices being replaced?
- Companies accused of crimes get more digital privacy rights than people under new Trump policyby Sarah Esther Lageson, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Rutgers University – Newark on December 16, 2020 at 1:14 pm
A recent Labor Department memo urges agencies to avoid releasing press releases accusing companies of violating laws, to protect the companies’ reputations. People are denied the same protections.
- Digital privacy and Covid-19: between a paradox and a hard placeby Florencio Travieso, Professeur de Droit. co-Director of the MSc in Health Management & Data Intelligence. Droit international des affaires, Business and Compliance. Health management, EM Lyon on November 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public halth and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
- We need a code to protect our online privacy and wipe out ‘dark patterns’ in digital designby Cherie Lacey, Lecturer in Media Studies, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington on September 16, 2020 at 3:34 am
There are calls for better web design standards to ensure greater personal data and privacy protection.
- The privacy paradox: we claim we care about our data, so why don’t our actions match?by Ivano Bongiovanni, Lecturer in Information Security, Governance and Leadership / Design Thinking, The University of Queensland on July 29, 2020 at 4:49 am
For decades experts have puzzled over why most people claim to have privacy concerns, but few actually do enough about it.
- Police surveillance of Black Lives Matter shows the danger technology poses to democracyby Anjuli R. K. Shere, Doctoral researcher in Cyber Security, University of Oxford on July 24, 2020 at 2:38 pm
The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.
- Privacy, perceptions and effectiveness: the challenges of developing coronavirus contact-tracing appsby Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Associate professor in management of information systems, Université de Montpellier on July 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm
In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, more than 50 countries have developed tracing applications to help alert citizens and authorities when outbreaks occur. But the process is anything but simple.
- Tracking your location and targeted texts: how sharing your data could help in New Zealand’s level 4 lockdownby Jon MacKay, Lecturer, Business Analytics, University of Auckland on March 27, 2020 at 8:10 am
Automated text messages if your phone detects you’re a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders "stay home to save lives".
- DNS-over-HTTPS: why the web’s latest privacy tech is causing an outcryby Gareth Tyson, Senior Lecturer in Computer science, Queen Mary University of London on October 29, 2019 at 2:17 pm
Web browsers are introducing encryption technology that could stop governments spying on you – and catching criminals.
- Zao’s deepfake face-swapping app shows uploading your photos is riskier than everby Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex on September 6, 2019 at 11:39 am
The law is out of step with technology that means anyone can manipulate your images in hyper-realistic ways.
- Why Facebook’s new ‘privacy cop’ is doomed to failby Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business, The Fletcher School, Tufts University on July 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm
There’s no way an independent assessor will be able to actually monitor how Facebook might violate or abuse users’ privacy in key ways.
- As privacy is lost a fingerprint at a time, a biometric rebel asserts our rightsby Peter Holland, Professor in Human Resource Management and Employee Relations, Swinburne University of Technology on June 2, 2019 at 8:06 pm
Biometric data is forever. Any employer seeking to collect it has big obligations to meet. And employees have the right to object.
- Data insecurity leads to economic injustice – and hits the pocketbooks of the poor mostby Michele Gilman, Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore on April 30, 2019 at 10:43 am
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
- How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracyby Steven Feldstein, Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs & Associate Professor, School of Public Service, Boise State University on April 22, 2019 at 10:45 am
Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
- 74 screens of legalese don’t protect your data – here’s a blueprint for new laws that could make a differenceby Fred H. Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, Indiana University on April 10, 2019 at 10:48 am
Consumers want better protection for their data, and businesses want clear national laws. Yet there is virtually no consensus about what a broad privacy law should entail.
- What your pet’s microchip has to do with the Mark of the Beastby Jordan Frith, Associate Professor of Technical Communication, University of North Texas on April 3, 2019 at 10:47 am
Tiny electronic items can identify pets, clothes and even people. Evangelical Christians aren’t the only people worried about what this technology might mean.
- Four flagship measurements of the GDPR for the economyby Patrick Waelbroeck, Professeur d’économie, Télécom Paris – Institut Mines-Télécom on February 18, 2019 at 11:24 pm
The General Data Protection Regulations have been in force since May 2018. Analysis of its four key measures: labels, liability obligation, portability and pseudonymisation.
- The legal implications of digital privacyby Florencio Travieso, Professeur Associé. Droit international des affaires, Business and Compliance, International arbitration, EM Lyon on January 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm
Lessons on the shaping of current privacy and technology notions by the US Supreme Court.
- Supreme Court struggles to define ‘searches’ as technology changesby Behzad Mirhashem, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Criminal Practice Clinic, University of New Hampshire on July 26, 2018 at 10:38 am
A recent US Supreme Court ruling marks a new milestone in the debate over police power and privacy in the digital age.
- New European rules may give US internet users true privacy choices for the first timeby John Rothchild, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University on June 14, 2018 at 10:44 am
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
- I want your (anonymized) social media databy Anthony Sanford, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington on June 6, 2018 at 10:38 am
Researchers analyze social media data to gain useful insights into modern society and culture. But it’s important to protect users’ privacy. How can both ends meet?
- Internet openness pits collaborative history against competitive futureby Lorenzo De Carli, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Colorado State University on April 27, 2018 at 10:44 am
The internet developed as a place for open collaboration; there are technical limits on its transformation into a commercial marketplace.