This special issue bring together the best policy-oriented papers presented at the 2017 Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference in Tartu, Estonia.
Research articles on Privacy & Security
Since being first developed through the case law of the European Court of Justice, the Right to be Forgotten (RTBF) has rapidly diffused beyond its European origins: in Latin America for instance. This paper documents the wide spectrum of interpretations the RTBF has had across countries and data protection authorities.
This paper examines three historical imaginaries associated with encryption, considering how they are intertwined in contemporary policy debates.
Given the weakness of consent-dependent agreements in relation to profiling and prediction markets, consumer protection needs improvement.
This paper explores how four approaches to cyber security are constructed, motivated and justified by different values such as privacy, economic order and national security and what this means for the actors involved.
Political micro-targeting has become a popular topic after the surprise results of the 2016 US presidential election, the UK vote on leaving the European Union, and a number of general elections in Europe in 2017. Yet, we still know little about whether PMT is a tool with destructive potential or if it’s “just” a new phenomenon to be incorporated
What if presidents and policies could be bought and sold online? Social media and advertising technology are making that a reality.
This essay argues that we have anxieties about micro-targeting because we have anxieties about democracy itself.
This study examines the conditions under which political behavioural targeting occurs in multi-party democracies, and explains differences between parties.
Abbreviated version of a speech delivered by the Member of the European Partiament Sophie in ‘t Veld in Amsterdam in May 2017 to Data & Democracy, a conference on political micro-targeting.