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This satirical video is a critique of the UK government's reliance on 'technological solutionism' in the fight against Coronavirus and increasingly across public services more widely, and their willingness to then scapegoat ‘mutant algorithms’ when their hopes for technological panaceas inevitably fail.

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The European Union's top court rules that UK, French and Belgian mass surveillance regimes must respect privacy. But what does that mean for governments' data collection schemes? And what does it take to fight a legal battle lasting years?

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PI spoke to partner Asociación por los Derechos Civiles to learn more about their political ads tool, PubliElectoral.

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There is increasing awareness about micro-targeting in digital campaigning. PI spoke to Dr Kate Dommett about this growing phenomenon, and the types of data used when targeting users with political ads.

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Immediately after the UK general election in December 2019, we worked with ORG to poll people about ‘data-driven political campaigning’. We found that most people oppose the use of targeted ads during elections, and oppose election spending when the source of funding is unknown.

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How an anti-abortion organisation uses data and tech.

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A short video explaining how governments compromise the security of our devices and infrastructure to feed their surveillance objectives.

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A video explainer on how companies and governments are extracting and exploiting our data.

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We explore in a short video how privacy is defined and needed today.

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Once rare, now governments have expansive capabilities to monitor communications.

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An explanatory video on a key legal protection for privacy, and yet poorly understood.

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We explain in simple terms what was all the excitement around 'big data'.