Iuridicum Remedium (IuRe)
People working in the Czech media do not trust technology companies, they are also concerned about artificial intelligence decision-making
These findings come as a result of a survey conducted in the summer of 2022 as part of the Promoting human rights in the digital era project. The digital legal organisation and an EDRi member in the Czech Republic IuRe (Iuridicum Remedium) also took part.
Foreign authorities are banning Google and Microsoft services from schools, the Czech Republic is floundering
Jan Cibulka, a journalist for iROZHLAS and member of the Big Brother Awards CZ Jury, organised by EDRi member Iuridicum Remedium, has investigated how Czech authorities and schools are approaching the protection of privacy when using distance learning tools. Such tools send sensitive information overseas, where US law gives intelligence agencies access to it. The tools do not guarantee that children's private chats will not be accessed by, for example, teachers. While the first regional governments in Europe are developing safer alternatives, in the Czech Republic the risk assessment remains up to individual schools. In practice, they have little choice.
“You’ll find it on the internet.” How digitalisation impacts the lives of people whose voices often go unheard
As a rule, government and official websites make no allowances for users with special needs. At the same time, even some IT specialists prefer to use paper as an alternative. These were among the findings of a unique piece of research which was part of the Promoting Human Rights in the Digital Era project.