Over the past years, there has been much attention paid to political advertising transparency on social media. Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and Twitter have taken action (some more than others) to provide users with more transparency as to why they are seeing certain ads and what advertisers are targeting them.
According to reports from yesterday, Chinese citizens now have to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of all Internet users.
*Photo by Michelle Ding on Unsplash Pat Finucane was killed in Belfast in 1989. As he and his family ate Sunday dinner, loyalist paramilitaries broke in and shot Pat, a high profile solicitor, in front of his wife and children. The Report of the Patrick Finucane Review in 2012 expressed “significant
Miguel Morachimo, Executive Director of Hiperderecho. Hiperderecho is a non-profit Peruvian organisation dedicated to facilitating public understanding and promoting respect for rights and freedoms in digital environments. The original version of this article was published in Spanish on Hiperderecho
In November 2019, Google announced their plan to acquire Fitbit, a company that produces and sells health tracking technologies and wearables. This can potentially give Google ever more dominance in online markets at the expense of our rights. Here's why we should all be concerned.
*Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash The British government needs to provide assurances that MI5’s secret policy does not authorise people to commit serious human rights violations or cover up of such crimes Privacy International, along Reprieve, the Committee on the Administration of Justice, and
On November 1, 2019, we submitted evidence to an inquiry carried out by the Scottish Parliament into the use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) for policing purposes. In our submissions, we noted that the rapid advances in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the
Privacy International, Open Rights Group, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Fair Vote, Who Targets Me? and Demos have today written to all the main UK political parties, demanding that they are transparent with the public about how they are using voters’ personal data in their electioneering
In October 2019, PI responded to the UK Information Commissioner’s (ICO) consultation on a draft Code of Practice for the use of personal data in political campaigning. This follows on from PI's submission in December 2018, to the ICO’s Call for Views. PI welcomes the draft Code of Practice as a
Privacy International has been doing work on the UK-based digital identity company, Yoti. We have raised concerns about their use of user data for their 'Yoti Age Scan' product. As we say in our analysis: Yoti Age Scan is just one example of digital identity. The issues ... can be used to reflect on
The pressing need to fix our cybersecurity (mis)understandings Despite all the efforts made so far by different, cybersecurity remains a disputed concept. Some states are still approving cybersecurity laws as an excuse to increase their surveillance powers. Despite cybersecurity and cybercrime being
CC: BY (Kirill Sharkovski)-SA Este artículo fue escrito por Jamila Venturini, Coordinadora regional de Derechos Digitales. El artículo fue publicado por primera vez aquí. This article is available in English. La implementación de programas que condicionan el acceso a servicios básicos por medio de
Picture: CC: BY (Kirill Sharkovski)-SA This article was written by Jamila Venturini from Derechos Digitales. The original version (in Spanish) is available here. How implementing social protection programmes that condition access to basic services to state and private surveillance exacerbate the
Photo by Ray Witlin / World Bank CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 This article has been written by Ambika Tandon, Policy Officer at the Centre for Internet and Society, in collaboration with Privacy International. On October 17th 2019, the UN Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip
Tomorrow, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will present his annual report to the UN General Assembly in New York on digital technology, social protection and human rights. On the same day, Privacy International will be launching its own series on surveillance in the