Facebook “owns” my family: a cautionary fable
Facebook “owns” my family: a cautionary fable

Quitting ain’t easy and I suppose it says something that it wasn’t the data tracking, the endless scandals, the cavalier approach to laws or fundamental rights, that tipped me over the edge, but basic frustration.

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Will the GDPR incite sectoral codes of conduct?
Will the GDPR incite sectoral codes of conduct?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation has given a new impetus to codes of conduct. But what are the big benefits of codes over certification? How will they work, and who is most in need of them?

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Is data protection adequacy on the cards after Brexit?
Is data protection adequacy on the cards after Brexit?

Even the UK’s own ICO isn’t so sure. On Oct. 23, Margot James, the U.K.’s digital minister, finally admitted to a House of Commons select committee that she could not categorically guarantee an EU adequacy agreement.

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#RawPolitics 27.11.18
#RawPolitics 27.11.18

Jennifer Baker is on the sofa to talk about Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to show up to a UK parliamentary hearing on Facebook.

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Your right to anonymous messaging is under threat
Your right to anonymous messaging is under threat

This week Russia has stepped up its war on anonymity, while in the EU, more and more countries are opting for mandatory registration of pre-paid SIM cards and it seems only a matter of time before EU-level laws are proposed.

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Facebook Ad Library: Only 3 ‘Brexit’ ads for whole month. Yeah, right!
Facebook Ad Library: Only 3 ‘Brexit’ ads for whole month. Yeah, right!

Facebook’s ham-fisted attempts to address the most pressing concerns around disinformation have fallen flat. Its transparency rules forcing political advertisers in the UK to publicly declare when they had paid for an advert are a fiasco!

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Vestager on the intersection of data and competition
Vestager on the intersection of data and competition

“We have to look dangerous.” So said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager when she sat down to talk the future of data and competition with The Privacy Advisor’s Jennifer Baker at Globsec 2018.

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What does the newly signed Convention 108+ mean for UK adequacy?
What does the newly signed Convention 108+ mean for UK adequacy?

The more properly entitled the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, signed by 20 states on Oct.10, has been given an overhaul to bring it into line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Artificial Intelligence, should we be afraid?
Artificial Intelligence, should we be afraid?

At the Frontier Research and Artificial Intelligence Conference, I am joined by European Research Council grantees Agnieszka Wykowska, Phil Howard, and Simon Thorpe to talk about AI, robotics and machine learning.

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