5th September 2018
15th October 2015
9th September 2019
Research by Privacy International revealed some menstruation apps share sensitive personal data, including their user's health data and data about their sexual lives. Christopher Weatherhead - Technology lead at Privacy International - interviews Eva Blum-Dumontet, project manager for "No Body's Business But Mine" about the findings of the research.
22nd May 2019
Watch our video primer (1m54s) on how political advertisers use highly detailed data about you to target political adverts at you. Read about some simple steps you can take to minimise the amount of political ads you see online and questions you can be asking of those that profit from your data.
24th February 2016
21st April 2019
In April 2019 Ukraine held presidential elections. We were in Kyiv to hear about people's experience monitoring online disinformation – a big issue in this election. Activists in Ukraine have long experience navigating the noisy and chaotic environment that disinformation creates – which comes not only from Russia, but also from domestic politicians and others with money and power. At PI, we’re working to make sure that the way data is used by political actors and advertisers does…
15th October 2015
10th March 2019
You can also read a more detailed explainer about social media intelligence (SOCMINT) here.
22nd October 2020
Find out more: About PI's work on smart cities here: https://privacyinternational.org/learn/smart-cities About Ellie's work here: https://www.urbaninnovationandpolicy.net/ellie-cosgrave About Lakshmi's work here: https://aru.ac.uk/people/lakshmi-priya-rajendran And Rob's work here: http://www.kitchin.org/ And you can support PI's work here: support.privacyinternational.org
18th April 2020
PI's Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project speaks with Tasneem Mewa and Ambika Tandon from the Center for Internet and Society about data exploitation in reproductive rights in India. This podcast is part of a special series from PI's Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project. The series comes out on the last Monday of every month. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast where ever you normally find your podcasts: Spotify Apple podcasts Google podcasts Castbox Overcast Pocket…
23rd June 2020
Immediately following the UK general election in December 2019, we worked with Open Rights Group to commission a YouGov poll about public understanding and public opinion about the use of data-driven campaigning in elections. The poll used a representative sample of 1,664 adults across the UK population. 'Data-driven political campaigning' is about using specific data about you to target specific messages at you. So, for this might involve knowing that you are, for example, likely to have…
27th March 2018
Content type: Press release
15th October 2020
The new satirical video is a critique of the 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. The two-minute video splices together clips of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, cleverly editing his speeches so that he mouths sentences such as: 'Coronavirus won’t affect you if your immunity…
14th February 2019
You can also read a more detailed explainer about predictive policing here.
14th February 2019
You can also read a more detailed explainer about mobile phone extraction here.
3rd April 2019
You can also read a more detailed explainer about police hacking here.