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You can’t sign off your right to privacy, so build technologies that respect that

NEWS: An extraordinary array of gadgets are on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, both technologies already on the market and ones that will be soon. The future is a more connected one based on a constant data exchange. Have we signed off our rights to privacy in the name of convenience? Co-founder of DataEthics Gry Hasselbalch’s answer is no in this panel discussion on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story.  We cannot sign off our rights to privacy as they are enshrined in our laws and conventions. Developers of new mobile technologies need to find a way to build in privacy and data ethics in their products.

Watch the panel discussion on Al Jazeera Inside Story

The Mobile World Congress

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is a combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. The event, initially named as GSM World Congress and later renamed as the 3GSM World Congress, is still often referred to as 3GSM or 3GSM World.

At this year’s Mobile Congress, which took place in Barcelona between 27 February to 2 March 2017, another DataEthics co-founder Pernille Tranberg was present to discuss and showcase data ethical business practices.