automated decision making
June 10, 2020 · On the ground | Privacy and data protection | Privacy and confidentiality
UK: Stop social media monitoring by local authorities
Would you like your local government to judge you by your Facebook activity? In a recent study, we investigated how local authorities (Councils) in Great Britain are looking at social media accounts as part of their investigation tactics on issues such as benefits, debt recovery, fraud, environmental investigations, and children’s social care.
May 13, 2020 · Blogs | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online
COVID-Tech: COVID infodemic and the lure of censorship
In EDRi's series on COVID-19, COVIDTech, we will explore the critical principles for protecting fundamental rights while curtailing the spread of the virus, as outlined in the EDRi network's statement on the virus.
February 26, 2020 · Blogs | Open internet and inclusive technology | Privacy and data protection | Artificial intelligence (AI) | Biometrics | Inclusive technologies | Profiling practices | Surveillance and data retention
Immigration, iris-scanning and iBorderCTRL
Technologies like automated decision-making, biometrics, and unpiloted drones are increasingly controlling migration and affecting millions of people on the move. This second blog post in our series on AI and migration highlights some of these uses, to show the very real impacts on people’s lives, exacerbated by a lack of meaningful governance and oversight mechanisms […]
February 26, 2020 · Blogs | Open internet and inclusive technology | Platform regulation
Can we rely on machines making decisions for us on illegal content?
While automation is necessary for handling a vast amount of content shared by users, it makes mistakes that can be far-reaching for your rights and the well-being of society. Most of us like to discuss our ideas and opinions on silly and serious issues, share happy and sad moments, and play together on the internet. […]
February 12, 2020 · Blogs | Open internet and inclusive technology | Privacy and data protection | Artificial intelligence (AI) | Biometrics | Data protection standards | Equal access to the internet | Inclusive technologies | Profiling practices | Surveillance and data retention
The human rights impacts of migration control technologies
This is the first blogpost of a series on our new project which brings to the forefront the lived experiences of people on the move as they are impacted by technologies of migration control. The project, led by our Mozilla Fellow Petra Molnar, highlights the need to regulate the opaque technological experimentation documented in and […]
April 19, 2017 · Blogs
Dangerous myths peddled about data subject access rights
Now that the date on which the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable is rapidly approaching, the European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are in the process of clarifying what their shared positions will be on various topics, including profiling. This is done through stakeholder consultation meetings.