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Ethereum spells disruption

Analysis. In the past, the word blockchain was automatically associated with cryptocurrencies.  Such a system designed for digital transactions is Bitcoin, with opinions around it being split between supporters and critics. Enthusiasm for Etherum, a new game player, reached new … Læs mere

Facebook’s effects on democratic action

Many politicians, action groups and activists use Facebook to mobilize supporters for a particular political cause. But is Facebook the ideal platform for public political debate? Far from it, I say. Instead, Facebook transforms politics into a popularity contest. The … Læs mere

Privacy Embedded in Innovation

Chapter from the book Data Ethics – the New Competitive Advantage, published September 2016. “We’re concerned that the EC’s proposed data protection reforms will put European businesses at a competitive disadvantage in a global market, by placing restrictive controls and … Læs mere

From Consent to Data Control by Design

Research. The current model of consent is impractical and illusory, turning a tool that is supposed to empower individuals to make informed choices into a tool that submerges users in unread privacy notices that they accept as the de facto … Læs mere

Human rights are at stake when we cross a border

by Gemma Galdon Clavell, Eticas, Barcelona ANALYSIS: The human rights, civil liberties and societal implications of securing borders through data processing, mining and matching are receiving little consideration. Travellers give away their data and biometrics to authorities with little awareness … Læs mere

The Nascent Market for Privacy Tech

Analysis. Wire. Disconnect. Startpage. Protonmail. TomTom. HelloClue. These are all companies which can be categorized as part of a new and growing market for ‘Privacy Tech’ aimed at consumers. Data Gravity, Privacy Perfect, Privacy Cheq and One Trust are part … Læs mere

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 … Læs mere

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 … Læs mere

Pay As You Behave is changing Insurance

Analysis. In both Europe and the US insurance companies have started calculating premiums according to how we behave. If we behave ‘properly’, we get a lower premium or even direct payment. It is a great advantage for many, especially the young … Læs mere

The Hidden Tracking Around Your Wrist

Analysis. Before you buy a wearable to track your health, then check whether you can trust the company behind the gadget. Products for the quantified-self-segment are a lucrative business growing rapidly, because they really are motivating to use. But most … Læs mere

Ethics and trust are key parameters. Now to the how

ANALYSIS. Products in the digital economy must be ethical- and secure- by design. That is one of the major takeaways in a brand new global report from Accenture. The research company identifies five fundamental forces in today’s digital economy. Besides … Læs mere

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 … Læs mere

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