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Privacy, Safety, Security

Internet Companies can help children, and themselves Internet Companies can help children, and themselves

There has been much discussion recently about the obligations of major internet players, particularly social media networks, to make more strenuous efforts to monitor the activity on their platforms. Welcome as they are, however many moderators the social networks hire, the idea that they can provide full protection for children is no more realistic than suggesting that we place police officers on the corner of every street.

  • Monday, 29 January 2018

Meeting the Ethical Challenge of AI Meeting the Ethical Challenge of AI

One of the buzz-phrases in the current privacy debate is “privacy by design” or even, “privacy as a design experience”. The essence of this, logically enough, is that privacy should be “designed-in” to a service or product from the outset, rather than have to be bolted on afterwards once the implications have become clear.

  • Monday, 26 February 2018

Show the benefits and users will consent Show the benefits and users will consent

In a recent seminar on smart vehicles, one delegate raised his hand and asked the OEMs on the panel, “I want a connected vehicle with all the benefits, but I don’t want you to know where I am”. To which came the reply, “buy a ‘67 Mustang”. 

  • Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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