Virtual reality is coming and it’s sending your data to Facebook
– by Gry Hasselbalch In 2015 one of the most promising virtual reality products Oculus Rift reached the headlines of the world tech press. Oculus Rift has been described as expensive, but worth every penny. For the few that were able to test the device before its release, they primarily described is as an amazing experience, – a…
An Ethics for the Digital Age
– by Gry Hasselbalch 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 for the rights to privacy and data protection in the digital environment.”…
Opacity in machine learning algorithms
– by Gry Hasselbalch In her new article “How the machine ‘thinks’: Understanding opacity in machine learning algorithms” (January 2016) Jenna Burrell from UC Berkley School of Information discusses methods to investigate opacity in algorithms. Once a technical, opaque word belonging to the sphere of computer scientists and programmers, “Algorithm” has today become a commonly…
Report on Digital Challenges for Consumers (Danish Consumers’ Council)
A new 2016 report from the Danish Consumers’ Council “Digital Challenges for Consumers in Denmark” by Gry Hasselbalch maps key challenges for Danish consumers in the digital era. A rapid digital adoption in Denmark has created a number of challenges for Danish consumers. In particular automatic data collection and correlation performed by both public and…
About the new EU age limit
BLOG: 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.
Standing in the Rip Current of the Algorithmic Economy with Closed Eyes
– by Gry Hasselbalch How can we question the ethics of a service if we don’t have access to the details of how it is designed to act on data? How can we put a health warning on a product if we don’t know the ingredients?
Internet of Things: Ethical considerations for the Digital Age
TALKS & EVENTS: “How can you put a health warning on a product if you don’t even know the ingredients”. Talking about Data Ethics at Internet Governance Forum 2015
UN Internet Governance Forum, Joao Pessoa, Brazil, 10-13 November 2015
TALKS & EVENTS: The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a series of annual conferences organized by the UN. It brings together representatives from various stakeholder groups in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. The IGF informs those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors. At their annual meeting delegates…
Panel debate with toymakers at EU Commission: Data Ethics in the Internet of Toys
TALKS & EVENTS: On 29th October representatives of toy companies and tech critics met to discuss the evolving Internet of Toys and the data ethical implications of this at the European Commission Safer Internet Forum. The fact that we are talking about data ethics with toy makers at this early stage of the development of…
A toy that wants to “phone home”
– by Gry Hasselbalch 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.
Machines in school: One more version of “free”
– by Gry Hasselbalch “If it’s free then you are the product”. This statement normally applies to consumers paying for online services with their data. Another version of this is developers using big industry machine learning technologies for free to build and create services they don’t own the real value of.
A human rights guide for internet users adapted to young people
AWARENESS RAISING: This guide is adapted to you internet users to provide them with insights into their human rights online.
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Society of the Destiny Machine and the Algorithmic God (s)
– by Gry Hasselbalch, May 14 2015 Our destiny is a product. Fate is developed upon and innovated with. Fate is part of an actual machinery. It can be sold and traded with. Fate is something the Destiny Machine produces.
Thoughts from panel discussion at GCCS 2015: Rethinking the social impact of new technologies
BLOG: I was recently on a panel with Erik Huizer, Philip Brey and Tom de Bok moderated by Dinand Tinholt. We were discussing the social implications of ‘new’ technologies e.i. robotics and AI.
Youth, privacy and online media: Framing the right to privacy in public policy-making
by Gry Hasselbalch Lapenta, Rikke Frank Jørgensen PUBLICATIONS: The right to privacy is a fundamental human right defined in international and regional human rights instruments. As such it has been included as a core component of key legislature and policy proceedings throughout the brief history of the World Wide Web. While it is generally recognized in…
Writing a book: The Privacy Paradigm Shift in Business Development
PUBLICATIONS: Pernille Tranberg og Gry Hasselbalch are currently writing a book about Data Ethics in business development. The book is based on more than 40 business cases worldwide. Expected publication in English and Danish summer 2016.
Den anden digitale kløft: Køb og sælg dit privatliv på nettet
(Read an English shorter version of this article here: THE SECOND DIGITAL DIVIDE: PAY FOR PRIVACY AND TRADE WITH PRIVACY) BLOG: I fremtiden kan du købe forskellige grader af privatliv på nettet. Hvis du har råd til det.
The Second Digital Divide: Pay for Privacy and Trade with your Privacy
– by Gry Hasselbalch If you weren’t already aware of it, you are being profiled online and your personal data traded in a billion dollar data industry. Don’t worry, most people don’t know much about this. The personal data market is incomprehensible to the average consumer mostly because the trades with their data happen without…
CTRL YOUR DIGITAL FOOT PRINTS
AWARENESS RAISING: “Every day we leave huge amounts of digital footprints on the internet. We can’t prevent all of the footprints in being collected. But we can control many of the traces if we know the right tools. In this movie two teenagers investigate their own digital identity and learn how to control their digital…
Maciej Cegłowski’s talk on the evolution of the surveillance pr default business model
BLOG: If you still didn’t read Maciej Cegłowski’s talk from May 2014 on the evolution of the surveillance pr default business model of the internet, please do so now. It cuts straight through the narratives of industry, government and other interest groups in the surveillance- privacy – internet debates of today and exposes them for…
Recap of Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Protection Conference, Brussels 2015
BLOG: “It’s like preaching to the converted” one participant tells me when I arrive one day into the CPDP 2015 conference. And so it is. The meta narrative of the conference is so univocally clear and concurred that the Twitter feed #CPDP2015 is almost at a stand still. Expect from occasional ill received peeps from US representatives…
Next: “The Selfie Drone” – which laws apply?
– by Gry Hasselbalch The drones are arriving. Not only as military devices. But as a new business model, a different way of conducting journalism and a new research tool. The tiny device will fly high above and with images add a new perspective that reveals a world of detail that would not have been…
Privacy Talks – If you ask!
AWARENESS RAISING: Lovisa Inserra from our Global Privacy as Innovation Network has made some great interviews for the network at the Internet Days in Sweden November 2014. Here’s one of my favourites with Annie Machon: http://vimeo.com/112891036 We want to continue talking with experts, advocates, academics, activists etc. about privacy and innovation in the digital age. Keep…
Privacy as Innovation round table at the IT University of Copenhagen
TALKS & EVENTS: Key experts from an interdiciplinary field met in Copenhagen in November 2014 to discuss privacy as innovation.