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The Google/Fitbit merger - NOT ON OUR WATCH!

Google wants to know everything about you. It already holds a massive trove of data about you, but it now also wants to get its hands on your health data too. We don’t think any company should be allowed to accumulate this much intimate information about us. This is why we’re trying to stop its merger with Fitbit and saying ’NOT ON OUR WATCH’!

When Local Authorities aren’t your Friends

UK local authorities (Councils) are looking at people’s social media accounts, such as Facebook, as part of their intelligence gathering and investigation tactics in areas such as council tax payments, children’s services, benefits and monitoring protests and demonstrations.

In some cases, local authorities will go so far as to use such information to make accusations of fraud and withhold urgently needed support from families who are living in extreme poverty.

Police unlocking your data in the cloud

Our data stored in the cloud is increasingly sought after by law enforcement agencies. Increasingly, it is obtained using ‘cloud extraction technologies’.

Empowering people with advertising transparency

PI is campaigning for 1) platforms to give all users heightened ad transparency and 2) for transparency into targeting and funding of ads to be meaningful.

Challenging the Drivers of Surveillance

Powerful countries encourage and enable other governments to deploy advanced surveillance capabilities without adequate safeguards.

    Your mental health for sale

    Our investigation into mental health websites, with dismaying findings.

    Protecting migrants at borders and beyond

    The use of data and new technologies are driving a revolution in immigration enforcement, and affected people are going to be at greater risk.

      Our data is not for trade

      Trade, and the people who negotiate trade agreements, fundamentally misunderstand data, privacy and data protection.

      No Body’s Business But Mine

      People all over the world share with menstruation apps their deeply intimate data - the date of their last periods, dates and details pertaining to their sex lives, their moods, their health. This data is being ruthlessly exploited and shared with third parties to target and profile people. 

      When Big Brother Pays Your Benefits

      Rising concerns around austerity, transparency, efficiency and financial management have fed into a narrative of technology as a magic cure-all to socio-economic and political issues.