Category: Blog Post

Techlash: Why Google Is Next

Blog. 2o18 was the year of the techlash. Mainly driven by the revelations of Facebook’s yearlong laissez-faire with personal data and Cambridge Analytica’s abuse of it. Google, however, worries that they are next, and there is a good reason for … Read More

Predictions All Over

Blog. Anything that can be predicted will be predicted. Such were the words in one of many  events in Davos during World Economic Forum 2019. Artificial intelligence, privacy and ethics and data for good use were among the hot topics … Read More

Data ethics is a game of interests

The field of data ethics has become a campsite for different interests. Private companies and public institutions. Let’s choose a data ethics that takes point of departure in the interests of people. Data ethics is fashionable. So ultramodern that Gartner … Read More

When Data Ethics Reached The Global Agenda

Blog. Report from the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Big tech, capitalising big on other peoples’ data, were scolded. Others hit the roof talking about saving democracy and humanity. Facebook has at least 11 ways of … Read More

AI: The Data Ethics Perspective

Translation of the chapter (written in 2017) from the book Eksponeret (Danish, Gads Forlag, May 2018). Citation: Hasselbalch G.,  “AI: The Data Ethics Perspective”, translation from Eksponeret, Gads Forlag, 2018. Artificial intelligent technologies are complex data processing systems that pose several ethical … Read More

The Cookie Fallacy

Analysis. The most common tool in the most common business model of the Internet, is cookie tracking. Some visionary companies are showing the data ethics way with no cookies or with privacy-by-design cookies, and as users realize how easy it … Read More

A Swiss Zero-knowledge Cloud Provider

INTERVIEW. With cloud computing being the sector developing most in the IT industry, close to all Europeans have their data hosted by a cloud storage service. Surely a high percentage of this article’s readers already know that in reality there … Read More

How To Fix The Future According to Andrew Keen

Book. Regulation, competitive innovation, social responsibility, worker and consumer choice and education are the five magic bullets on how to solve the current digital trust crisis, according to an excellent book from Andrew Keen; ‘How To Fix the Future’. As … Read More

It’s Time for a Data Ethics Impact Assessment

Data protection impact assessments (DPIA), also referred to as Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), are compulsory under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But ensuring an organization or business’ data protection compliance now and in the future is the … Read More

In 2018 We Can Reclaim Our Data

Analysis. The big data challenge in 2018 in will be to maintain digital trust. In government,  in companies and in each other. In Europe, new groundbreaking privacy rules are in place that ensure the individual’s right to control his own … Read More

May Be We Should Not Digitize Everything

Blog. Should all vulnerable infrastructure, products for babies and children and artificial body parts be digitized and be online in the future? Or are there areas that should not be a 100% digitized? Technological development dictates; digitize. But may be … Read More

Let’s talk about AI

BLOG: If we want to design ethical AI that benefits a human evolution, we need a way of talking about it that respects our human values and quirks.  AI is everywhere. And nowhere. Because what do we actually mean when we talk … Read More

Get Cheaper Prices With Privacy Tools

Blog. Some companies have begun to exploiting that individuals have become transparent due to constant tracking of our online behaviour. They feed us with offers and prices, which are more to their own advantage than their customers’. Tools for digital … Read More

Building the Future of Augmented Humans

by Francesco Lapenta, www.beingdigital.org Technologies have traditionally been approached as ancillary tools in the history of mankind. Means used to master nature and our environment, or tools used to enhance creativity and communication. This once clear distinction between us humans, … Read More

A call for a responsible use of data

by Anna Lykke Lundholm-Andersen Blog. For decades we have entrusted a data industry our personal information. That trust has been violated by the very same industry. Companies taking privacy protection seriously and valuing the trustful relation with their consumers will … Read More

Blockchain was hot in Davos

Blog. Blockchain, ethics and AI, robotics and ethics, and a human manifesto. These are some of the take aways DataEthics.eu took back from a week in January in Davos, where the global elite gathered for World Economic Forum 2017. “The … Read More

The MyData Movement is Unfolding

The ‘MyData Movement’ came off the ground this week in Helsinki. With the conference MyData2016 we are seeing the beginning of a paradigm shift, where corporate control of personal data will begin shifting to individual data control. ‘The Person is … Read More

Data Ethical Personalization

Blog. Danish companies want to offer more personalized advertising. They are asking for a revision of a payment services act, which is fair enough, as it will ensure fair competition with global services who can use our credit card data … Read More

Modern Alchemy: Solving the AI Mystery

Blog. “Algorithms you get me like no other”. A person is leaning into a hole in an otherwise empty plain wall. Outside is a big sky with billions of distant stars. “30 songs you didn’t know you loved yet”, continues … Read More

We all have to learn to be Public

By Marianne Steen & Pernille Tranberg Blog. The discussion about the dissemination and sharing of nude photos of children and adults have a good explanation. The vast majority of people have no idea what it means to be a public … Read More

Ethical Challenges in Self-Driving Cars

Blog. How will self-driving cars change transportation and our cities, who is to blame in an accident, are they creepy or not. The newspaper Information hosted an exciting event at Science Day, 25.04.2016. Below are selected highlights. Mette Møller, DTU: … Read More

Heartificial Intelligence: Book coming out in 2016

How will machines know what we value if we don’t know ourselves? This is the central question for John C. Havens’ new book, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines coming out in 2016.    

Data ethics needed in algorithms

BLOG. Big data may provide us with new knowledge and insights. With the gigantous collection of big data, we can access large amounts of data from a variety of sources and with high velocity – even real time data – … Read More

Golden Privacy Moments in Brussels

Blog. CPDP2016 is over. The best conference in Europe on privacy and data ethics took place from Wednesday to Friday – 27th-29th – in Brussels. Below a few highlights, but most of the sessions will be shown here on Youtube … Read More

Smart cities or smart people?

Blog: The city is connected to the Internet. We used to connect ourselves online with specifically dedicated devices (computers and later the mobile), but today there are virtually no limits to the things that connect us when we move around … Read More

Takeouts from Websummit in Dublin

Blog: Eric Salamar from Kantar: Companies, who find big data easiest, are new companies with no legacy. Those who have one login and have a direct relationship with their customers are better off but legacy companies are coming along …… What is … Read More

A Toy that wants to “Phone Home”

Analysis: Toy manufacturers are today creating intelligent toys that remember, find patterns and respond to data from children. We need a data ethical approach to innovation in the development of an “Internet of Things” for children.

The right to privacy online

Analysis: The evolution from one type of society to another has effected an interpretation of the right to privacy in an online context.In 1992 the public gained access to the former Eastern Germany secret service Stasi archives. They consisted of 180 kilometers … Read More

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