"While Nigeriens race against the clock to make elections happen, will Western partners look at the protection of their personal data, or will they prioritise their geopolitical interests?"
Tell us about your favourite short videos on privacy and surveillance (with links!)
What happens when the policies that are supposed to preserve your security actually undermine it? Find out more from Miguel from @hiperderecho on our website 👉 https://privacyinternational.org/long-read/3278/privacy-security-op-ed-peru https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1195322053676560384/video/1
We're happy to be at @PICUM_post legal seminar in Brussels.
We need a humane approach to immigration based on the principles of fairness, accessibility, and respect for human rights: https://privacyinternational.org/what-we-do/demand-humane-approach-immigration https://twitter.com/PICUM_post/status/1195260715445243904
1/3 New cabinet office report shows justice system is failing rape survivors- the use of mobile phone extraction techniques is one of the problems.
Read what the police can obtain from your phone here:
3/3 These technologies are used without real scrutiny. The way info is saved often makes independent audit impossible. And there is the added risk of ‘push button tools’ being used by those who don’t understand them.
NEW op-ed from us about the unequal application of ads transparency globally on @disinfoportal @atlanticcouncil https://disinfoportal.org/the-unequal-application-of-advertising-transparency/ https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1193876025429524481/photo/1
2/3 On police use of mobile phone extraction we have called for public consultation, effective safeguards, clear legislation and the need for a warrant.
NEW: After looking at Europe's shady funds to border forces in the Sahel area, freelance journalist @giacomo_zando dives for us into how Niger's biometric database will be used in the upcoming elections https://privacyinternational.org/long-read/3273/inside-nigers-new-biometric-voting-system https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1194227566397284353/photo/1
"Niger is the latest of more than 30 nations in Africa that adopted a biometric voting card over the last decade. A decision that might seem at odds with a country where 80% of the population has no regular access to electricity [...]"
Greedy Google’s grabbing more and more of our health data!
Yesterday it was reported that with Ascension they’ve been amassing patient data. This comes just after news of the FitBit acquisition.
This is deeply disturbing and it's high time we took action https://privacyinternational.org/news-analysis/3280/give-google-inch-and-theyll-take-mile https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1194907048783306752/photo/1
The Secrets of Amazon is on tonight at 8 @Channel4 featuring the inimitable @F_Kaltheuner talking about amazon user tracking outside the platform! https://twitter.com/C4Dispatches/status/1193598249535442945
Very important and urgent
Shameful that such powerful + global companies have made the deliberate decision to provide some users w transparency & some w nothing https://twitter.com/juliacarriew/status/1194262967484919808
Thrilled to see the @FinancialTimes used our methodology to illustrate one more time that the internet business model is broken.
We need regulators to take action now and publishers to reconsider their use of #AdTech. Our original research here 👇
NEW: You can now buy a brand new smartphone for $20. Ever wondered how that's possible?
We found a popular phone from the Philippines comes preloaded with insecure apps that can't be deleted and scoop up large amounts of user data. @MyPhoneOfficial@twitter.com
Case in Denmark raises questions about reliability of mobile phone data:
Read our blog on the risks related to mobile forensics: https://privacyinternational.org/news-analysis/2901/push-button-evidence
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