Does privacy law in Canada do enough to protect us from entities like tech platforms, retailers, the police, hackers and criminals?
Citizen science offers the possibility of a science for the people, by the people. And it could be used to challenge the status quo.
If decision makers don’t have up-to-date information about urban water use and demand, any policies they design are unlikely to deliver for communities or the environment.
New data from 2000 through 2019 shows that Ukraine’s human rights record is better than Russia’s – but worse than that of its Western European neighbors.
Women taking precautions to conceal their identities while seeking reproductive advice is akin to spies using tradecraft to avoid enemy agents.
Universal schemes aimed at classifying populations by ‘race’ or ‘ethnicity’ can force us into a game of competing for better positions within a racial hierarchy.
The Tim Hortons consumer app was found to have collected detailed user information, including location data. As a privacy violation, this challenges perception of Tim Hortons as a trusted brand.
Tropical forests are one of humanity’s best hopes for slowing climate change.
Latest figures show antisemitism in the UK is on the rise, with new expressions of anti-Jewish hatred merely reviving older ones.
Data collection has been used as a weapon against LGBTQ+ communities.
Mass data collection and surveillance have become ubiquitous. For marginalized communities, the stakes of having their privacy violated are high.
Once analysts gain access to our private data, they can use that information to influence and alter our behaviour and choices. If you’re marginalized in some way, the consequences are worse.
Behavioural control is poised to become a new resource for employers and the real estate industry.
The changes do not stop Facebook itself from collecting young users’ data and keeping it.
A privacy expert says citizens will need to exercise their right to public protest if they want to preserve their privacy.
The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.
A White House decision to take over collection of COVID-19 data from the CDC sparked worries over political interference. A public data expert talks about the importance of transparent public data.
In a country marred by systematic discrimination and continued social marginalisation, particular consideration needs to be given to the measures being used to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Artificial intelligence insatiable data needs has encouraged the mass collection of personal data, placing privacy at risk. But AI can help solve the very problem it creates.
Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they’re not all the same when it comes to privacy.