Data retention

Data retention: flogging a dead horse

02 Mar 2017

The German Federal Government is holding on to the German national law on data retention passed in 2015. In this op-ed, Volker Tripp of Digitale Gesellschaft argues that this attitude is untenable.

Data collection

Speculative data selfies

01 Mar 2017

Fernando N. van der Vlist and Anne Helmond discuss Data Selfie, an open source browser extension that collects and analyses data about your behaviour on facebook.com

There is an increase in the Orwellian nature of schemes and programmes being launched in India, in spite of the absence of concrete privacy and data protection laws. While a major step towards mass surveillance was taken a few years ago in the form of “Aadhaar”, the central and state governments have subsequently adopted schemes which involve

After the global euphoria about the internet's potentials for empowering individuals and supporting democracy, more realistic arguments have been put forward against this optimism. 1 Indeed, we have been observing an ongoing fight between the autocratic government in Turkey and the Turkish people over using the internet for the last 10 years. It

Bandwidth throttling

The internet and the recent coup attempt in Turkey

14 Sep 2016

Two months after military coup attempt in Turkey shocked the world, senior internet researchers Melih Kırlıdoğ and Mustafa Akgül find counter-intuitive evidence on the role the internet played.

eGovernment

eGovernment upside down

05 Sep 2016

eGovernment researcher Christian Djeffal draws conclusions on a chatbot that is proving useful to citizens… and turning eGovernment on its head.

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