Tag: data protection

Data Ethics Standards

With the increasing public debate on questions regarding  fake news, voter manipulation etc., ethical questions regarding data handling have finally gained real momentum. Several initiatives are currently set in motion to develop the basic data ethics standards for technology and … 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

Connected toys violate European consumer law

The Norwegian Consumer Council has looked at the terms and the technical features of selected connected toys. The findings show a serious lack of understanding of children’s rights to privacy and security. Based on what was discovered, consumer organizations in … 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

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

New study: Ebola a big data disaster

Survey: The report “Ebola a big data disaster” by Sean Martin McDonald explores the use of Big Data in humanitarian crisis and the implications for privacy of some of the most vulnerable citizens of the world. In specific it questions … 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

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.    

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

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

The Global Privacy as Innovation Network

The Global Privacy as Innovation Network is DataEthics’ global policy network. It was established at the Privacy as Innovation II session at the 9th Internet Governance Forum September 2014.

Opinion from EDPS: Towards a new Digital Ethics

The opinion of the EU Data Protection Supervisor describes Digital Ethical implications of the Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing. It outlines a four-tier ‘big data protection ecosystem’ to respond to the digital challenge. The EDPS has … Read More

1 in 3 Europeans lie about their data

Survey:  1 in 3 Europeans lie about their data to protect their privacy. And only 14% think its okay that companies share their data with third parties. The report from Symantec covers Spain, Germany, Franking , Holland, Denmark , Italy … Read More

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