COVID-19: Finding the middle ground in safety vs data privacy debate

By Anusuya Datta The COVID-19 crisis couldn’t have underlined the value of data better. Ever since the outbreak, governments, multilateral organizations and businesses have scrambled to bring all available data on the table to fight the virus and its alarming spread. From monitoring people’s movements to systematic contract tracing via apps and phone records, surveillance […]

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India’s Overdue Appointment with Data Privacy

By Mitisha Gaur While it is clear that India’s overdue appointment with Data Privacy has a few more hours until it begins, nothing stops its citizens and its corporations to undertake self-governance pertaining to the practices involving the safeguarding of the Right to Privacy… The past couple of years have been very exciting for data […]

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Data Protection in the Wake of Deepfakes

By Chaminda Hewage Multimedia information should be original (i.e., authentic) and users should feel safe when consuming multimedia content. With the increase of faceswapping applications and deepfake generators, authenticity of multimedia content is being compromised more than ever. Recently research alleged that famous Apps such as TikTok are in the process of introducing deepfakes into their platform. […]

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Interview of the week: Oriana Medlicott

I really believe it is important for individuals to feel as though they have autonomy and control over their data and businesses should be respectful of this. Oriana Medlicott, AI Ethics Expert An AI Ethics Strategist, writer, researcher & consultant who is passionate about the future of technology, philosophy and art. She believe that ethics […]

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The New Normal – life after COVID-19?

By Oriana Medlicott …it is evident that video conferencing, digital contact tracing and facial recognition have their role to play in our current normal and our normal of tomorrow. These technologies all come with their evident ethical concerns before COVID-19 and now, this crisis has highlighted some of their clear faults… Right now, the news […]

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Mental Health Apps Fail to Protect Privacy, Harming Users

By Emaline Friedman, Phd A new study, published in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, investigates the mental health app marketplace. The researchers, led by Lisa Parker at the University of Sydney in Australia, concluded that the app industry is not paying sufficient attention to users’ privacy and advocate for greater regulation and enforcement in the […]

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Modern democracy: Data, surveillance creep, and more authoritarian regimes?

by Oriana Medlicott There continues to be speculation and worry about what will happen next and about when the pandemic will end and what the world will look like after. Nothing right now can be certain but the rise in surveillance has been a clear consequence. The pandemic forced governments worldwide to implement lockdowns, restrict […]

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