Chatter Episode 50 – Dr Birgit Schippers on Big Tech, Mass Surveillance, and the Power of AI

Dr Birgit Schippers of St. Marys University College Belfast was our guest on today’s show. We discussed the role out of facial recognition software, how effective AI can actually be at understanding our personalities, and the unaccountability of tech companies. Resources Music by Just Jim – https://soundcloud.com/justjim If you enjoyed what you read here you […]

Chatter Episode 29 – Matthew Rice on The General Data Protection Regulation and Online Censorship

Matthew Rice, Scotland Director for the Open Rights Group, was our guest on today’s show. The Open Rights Group are the UK’s only digital campaigning organisation working to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online. We spoke all about the General Data Protection Regulation, what it means for businesses and for consumers rights […]

The Data Protection Bill Explained

Prior to the 2017 general election, we look very briefly at the Conservative proposals to introduce and strengthen consumer data protection online, including their manifesto pledge to give young people the right to have any information, videos, or photos from before their 18th birthday removed from social networks. The policy was announced as a part of […]