Remember all those emails you were receiving from companies 2 years ago, asking you to consent?
Today marks the 2nd anniversary of , the EU data protection regulation. And, although your spam folder might have reduced, there’s still a long way to go.

25 May 2020, bank holiday in the UK, another day in lockdown and the 2nd anniversary of .

We've spent the last 2 years holding the hidden data ecosystem to account but we need enforcement:

Amazon’s refusal to listen to their employees and employ basic protections for them is undoubtably part of why they've decided to buy thermal cameras to temperature check their employees from a company accused of helping China persecute Uighur muslims

You have the rights to decent standards and dignity at work, and the right to join a union to protect yourself and your rights. That might come as a shock to Amazon - who have been using Covid-19 as a reason to undermine those rights.

Is there an app for Covid-19?

Listen to our podcast where ever you get podcasts for a quick update on the state of play when it comes to apps and Covid-19

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Often the most surveilled work places, whether in a warehouse, a call centre or as a delivery driver - are those where people’s job security and rights are the most precarious and these tools and data, can be used as a tool to target and sanction.

Online depression tests gather intimate information about us.

9 months after our initial research, some online depression tests still share all your answers with third parties 🤬:

NEW interview from PI's Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project! We speak w @nandi_naira from the @5050oD @openDemocracy about how Heartbeat International is coordinating + promoting misleading reproductive health info globally

1. Most of the platforms we looked at state that they do not allow political advertising, except for Snapchat and Reddit

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3. ALL of the platforms we reviewed facilitate intricate targeting of ads based on demographics, interests and more

2. Platforms banning political advertising provided 0 ads transparency for commercial advertising

Better technological systems can emerge when there's careful scrutiny, but governments’ responses are being hamstrung by their pre-existing tendencies to secrecy, tech-enabled authoritarianism, and austerity.

Covid Apps are on their way to a phone near you. Is it another case of tech-solutionism or a key tool in our healthcare response to the pandemic?

NEWS! Amazing victory of @freiheitsrechte et al, the German Constitutional Court declared certain powers of Federal Intelligence unconstitutional! Crucial victory in a moment where agencies seek to ever-expand surveillance capabilities!

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