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

The GDPR and Children

When the new EU data protection regulation (GDPR) will come into force in 2018, businesses must be ready to implement new requirements regarding the data of their users. This includes responsibilities in relation to their younger users. With e.g. a … Read More

Investigation of the Ashley Madison Hack

In 2015 the infidelity site Ashley Madison was in the limelight when hackers stole their database with 37 million customers’ data and threatened to publish sensitive information – including sexual fantasies and names of well known people. The hackers finally … 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

Hvem bestemmer hvad privatliv er?

Analyse. Hvad er et privatliv? Når virksomheder og regeringer i dag fremhæver deres særlige rolle som beskyttere af retten til privatliv, kan man godt forledes til at tro, at vi har en fælles forståelse af, hvad det er der skal … Read More

Who Decides what Privacy is?

Analysis: What is privacy ? When companies and governments emphasize their special role as protectors of the right to privacy, one might be led to believe that we in society have a shared understanding of what privacy is. But although … Read More

Facial Recognition is “biased by design”

Google’s image recognition system that labels a picture of a pair of black friends as gorillas or an airport system that refuses to recognise a transgender person as female. Facial recognition systems are inherently biased, because they are often not … Read More

Safe Harbour 2.0: Privacy Shield

NEWS: In 2015 the Safe Harbour Agreement on the trans-national transfer of data between the EU and the United States was declared invalid by the European Court of Justice. In 2016, the EU and the US renegotiated and submitted a … Read More

Ethics for the Digital Age

ANALYSIS: This January the European Data Protection Supervisor presented his new “Ethics Advisory Group”. A group of experts that will help him “reconsider the ethical dimension of the relationships between human rights, technology, markets and business models and their implications … 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

On the new EU age limit

News: The long-awaited EU data protection reform agreed on by the Europan Union late Tuesday night stipulated among others that companies cannot process the data of children and young people under the age of 16 without their parents’ consent. But … Read More

DataEthics International

DataEthics’ international network and scope reach policy and tech events worldwide. We work constructively, sharing and collaborating with key competent partners. In 2016 the first DataEthics international events will take place in Italy and Denmark. Core International Team DataEthics 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 … Read More

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