A structured path towards behaviour change – How can training sessions help bring a to change people’s behaviour?
We know how to give a good training course. We have expert subject matter knowledge and can speak in an engaging way. It’s enjoyable for the delegates to be involved and they give excellent feedback for an engaging session. But what will they do when they go back to work? At the end of the online session, or when they leave the […]
Data in Crisis: anticipating risk, vulnerability, and resilience through communication infrastructures
This paper explores the implications of having interactions around crises progressively based in data and their infrastructures. Drawing on applied research from multidisciplinary projects to design data infrastructures to support collaboration and situational awareness in crises, we explore how these infrastructures become fundamental to how crisis communication and governance can and does work. In the […]
Pulling In and Pushing Out: Crowdfunding Regulation and Financial Inclusion in Mexico
Financial technologies (FinTech) promise to democratize financial services by lowering the threshold for access and including marginalized communities who have traditionally been neglected as potential customers. The honorable goal is luring policymakers towards FinTech to increase rates financial of inclusion. However, before hopes are fully placed on technology, it is important to consider how these […]
Regulating after the GDPR: Proposed changes to the role of the ICO
In Sept 2021 the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced proposals to reform UK data protection legislation. The key changes are focused on making data protection compliance more streamlined and reducing burdens on organisations. However, it also includes proposed changes to the role of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and its […]
Improving Digital Privacy and Security in Software
Trilateral Research joins eleven partners from across the EU in the recently launched three-year Horizon 2020 project TRUST aWARE to develop tools and intelligence to help internet users combat security and privacy threats. Cyberattacks targeting individuals are increasing. Internet users are not always aware of the security and privacy threats facing them. These attacks have […]
Facial recognition technology as a measure to enhance public safety
As part of the European Union’s ‘smart city strategy’ plan, more and more cities throughout Europe have started adopting new technologies in order to transition into a new digital future. With the enhancement of safety in public spaces being a key feature of a smart city, local authorities opt for tools that are intended to […]
Machine Speed Strategic Analysis – Using AI to unlock information advantage
“Machine Speed Strategic Analysis” is a constant and top-level requirement within the MoD, but what exactly does it mean? Machine speed analysis is the ability to process vast amounts of data to examine or determine their relationship or value much quicker than could be done by humans and to produce a statement of findings. The […]
Transparency obligation and data controllers: enforcement across Europe
Much ink has been spilled on the September 2021 decision issued by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) to impose a fine of €225 million on WhatsApp, the second heaviest fine under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is noteworthy that the decision was issued after the activation of the dispute resolution mechanism of GDPR article 65, and the necessary intervention of the European Board given that eight National Supervisory Authorities (NSAs) triggered the draft decision of the DPC. However, the […]
What does the ethics of technology mean?
Did you know that your favourite streaming platform uses an artificially intelligent algorithm to customize its thumbnail images of shows and movies based on your past viewing history? Did you know that your identity can be verified by not only your fingerprints and your face, but also your iris, your voice, the pattern of veins […]
Using technology in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery. Challenges with tech-mediated interventions.
The progression of internet communications technology presents a complex philosophical question when applied to human trafficking and modern slavery. This is due to the fact that advances in technology can both help to enable and prevent incidents of the crime. Although this blog acknowledges both possibilities, the importance of understanding the potential impacts associated with […]