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How Much Are You Worth in the Online Data Economy?

Social networks, credit agencies, and criminals all put a price on our data, but do we realize how pervasive the system is? You get nothing for nothing. If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer — you’re the product being sold. Such warnings have echoed over the centuries. From the folksy French […]

Unpacking data protection law

A visual representation Privacy International is celebrating Data Privacy Week, where we’ll be talking about privacy and issues related to control, data protection, surveillance and identity. Join the conversation on Twitter using #dataprivacyweek. Flag illustrations, when not created by the authors, are from Ibrandify / Freepik.Research by Amber Sinha, The […]

Global Privacy: Time to reclaim control!

What can we achieve. What we are doing. A week to discuss global privacy Throughout these last days, in the context of the #dataprivacyweek, we have been talking about privacy from a global perspective, while showcasing the research done by Privacy International and the organisations who are part of its International Network. […]

Data protection across the world

Perspectives from Argentina, Chile and India Photo Credit: Nick Youngson Privacy International is celebrating Data Privacy Week, where we’ll be talking about privacy and issues related to control, data protection, surveillance and identity. Join the conversation on Twitter using #dataprivacyweek. In almost three decades of interventions across the world, and more recently […]

A techie’s rough guide to GDPR

[This was originally written for my upcoming book Future Ethics, but it might be too boring to make the final draft. I must stress that this post does not constitute legal advice; anyone who takes my word over that of a properly qualified lawyer deserves what they get. I recommend […]

Why we need collective redress for data protection

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons This post was written by Chair Emeritus of PI’s Board of Trustees, Anna Fielder. The UK Data Protection Bill is currently making its way through the genteel debates of the House of Lords. We at Privacy International welcome its stated intent to provide a holistic regime for […]

Does GDPR threaten the future of Data Science?

Rick Jo/Dot Magazine If most organizations are aware of the new European legislation GDPR few have thought through how this framework will change the practice of Data Science The General Data Protection Regulation will condition what and how personal data can be used commercially. Effective May 25th, 2018, the legislation will apply […]

Privacy International in Geneva, 16–21 December 2017

(Far left: PI’s Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion speaks during the 2017 Internet Governance Forum in Geneva. Photo Credit: @anrivds 43rd Bureau meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS №108) From 18 to 20 December 2017, Privacy International […]

Google’s Advanced Protection Program with iPhone and iPad

This is the first in a series of blog posts about my experience with Google’s Advanced Protection Program, recently launched to strengthen the security of your Google account. In this post we’ll focus on how it works with iOS devices. Advanced Protection is primarily intended, as Google suggests, for “journalists, activists, […]

Personal Data: the new oil and its toxic legacy under the General Data Protection Regulation

Presentation at DAC Beachcroft by PI Legal Officer Camilla Graham Wood. Data Protection is not the only answer, in an era where connected devices, sensors and invisible cameras are increasingly in our homes, on our bodies, at our work places and in public spaces. It is one tool to ensure that […]