Content Type: Long Read
Monday, February 24, 2020
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day to celebrate relationships, but many relationships that begin romantically can quickly become controlling, with partners reading emails, checking texts and locations of social media posts. This can be just the beginning. Today, Friday 14th February, Privacy International and Women’s Aid are launching a series of digital social media cards giving women practical information on how to help stay safe digitally from control and abuse. Did you know that…
Sunday, March 10, 2019
You can also read a more detailed explainer about social media intelligence (SOCMINT) here.
Content Type: News & Analysis
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Planning and participating in peaceful protests against governments or non-state actors’ policies and practices requires the capacity of individuals to communicate confidentially without unlawful interference. From protests in support of LGBTI rights to protests against specific projects that undermine local communities’ wellbeing, these movements would not have been possible without the ability to exchange ideas and develop plans in private spaces. Unlawful interference with someone’s…
Content Type: Report
Thursday, January 14, 2021
This paper examines the various legal frameworks governing micro-targeting in political campaigns in six states: Canada, Brazil, France, Italy, Spain and the UK. It aims to assess national practices as well as point out gaps in their respective frameworks. The paper commences by examining how micro-targeting is defined and thereafter examines the legal provisions applicable to micro-targeting activities. To do this in an accessible way, the paper follows and analyses the series of activities…
Friday, February 15, 2019
You can also read a more detailed explainer about IMSI catchers here.
Monday, February 25, 2019
You can also read a more detailed explainer about facial recognition cameras here.
Content Type: Explainer
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Hello friend, You may have found your way here because you are thinking about, or have just submitted, a Data Subject Access Request, maybe to your Facebook advertisers like we did. Or maybe you are curious to see if Policing, Inc. has your personal data. The right to access your personal data (or access right) is just one of a number of data rights that may be found in data protection law, including the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, better known as "GDPR",…
Content Type: Case Study
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Privacy matters. It matters when you’re walking the streets of your home town and when you’re fleeing your home in search of safety. It matters if you’re at a protest or if you’re in bed. Our wellbeing in each of these instances depends on the protection of our privacy. No situation can be fully understood in isolation. Unjustifiable intrusions on our privacy become a weapon to eradicate communities and prey upon refugees and asylum seekers, push people away from protests in fear of…