Policy and Legal Officer Griff Ferris writes about how the police use of facial recognition technology threatens our civil liberties and what steps need to be taken to protect them. “UK police facial recognition is lawless, undemocratic, and dangerously inaccurate. Police must stop using it now.” Police Facial Recognition Is An Authoritarian And Oppressive […]
Our Lead Researcher Jennifer Krueckeberg explains on Huffington Post why she decided to delete her Facebook account and what practical steps you should take before leaving the platform forever. “Go on, delete your account – you’ll be surprised how little you’ll miss it.” I Am Deleting My Facebook Account – Here Is Why And How […]
Our Director Silkie Carlo explains why the business model of social media companies is the real danger to people’s privacy. “It makes little sense to be outraged about microtargeting by Cambridge Analytica and yet be entirely comfortable with the global surveillance machine that is Facebook” Cambridge Analytica Is A Symptom Of The Bigger Facebook […]
Our Legal and Policy Officer Griff Ferris analyses the risks and opportunities in the Data Protection Bill. “We mustn’t ignore the great potential of new technologies to improve our society – but nor must we turn a blind eye to the risks they pose” Read the full article: We Must Protect Our Rights From Automated […]
Nous sommes tous devenus des citoyens numériques (“We have all become digital citizens”). Renate Samson writing in Le Monde, talking about the the increasing use of facial recognition technology in the UK.