Case Study on County Lines drug trafficking and Cuckooing in the UK

As part of HEROES, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Trilateral’s Research Analyst Jana Dilger conducted a case study on County Lines drug trafficking and Cuckooing in the UK – which highlighted how the phenomena link to human trafficking.   The UK Home Office defines County Lines as “gangs and organised […]

Shining light on a hidden crime in Greater Manchester

The Honeycomb project, commissioned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority, focuses on using data to illuminate insights from facts and the hidden stories of human trafficking and modern slavery. Supported by the University of Manchester, Trilateral Research is leveraging its cloud-based platform, STRIAD, and our sociotech approach to enable the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to act […]

Webinar: The role of ethical AI in safeguarding children – A CESIUM case study

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What does your role involve in Lincolnshire Police? I am a Detective Inspector, managing areas of ‘vulnerability’.  I am the Police safeguarding hub manager, responsible for managing Public Protection Notification (PPN) referrals to partner agencies. I oversee child exploitation, child abuse and adult vulnerability, and I am the tactical lead for ‘missing persons’, and the […]

Ethically developed technologies for safer societies – the ROXANNE project case study

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ROXANNE is a security project funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 innovation programme. ROXANNE brings together research institutions, law enforcement agencies and industry to build tools to assist law enforcement in tackling organised crime and terrorist groups. Surveillance of these organised crime and terrorist groups takes a significant amount of time for investigators to […]

Ethically developed technology for safer societies – the PREVISION project case study

The European Union invests billions of Euros in security-related research: the 2018-2020 work programme envisaged a budget of more than €1 billion for tackling challenges such as (cyber)crime, terrorism, threats to infrastructures as well as natural and man-made disasters. This investment is rooted in the conviction that scientific research should underpin an effective and coordinated […]

Investigations, priorities and Data Protection Authorities: the Irish PSC case

In recent weeks there has been much discussion regarding the Public Services Card (PSC) in Ireland and the report issued by the Data Protection Commission (DPC). Specifically, the DPC investigated the “function creep” of the uses of the PSC by government departments and agencies (e.g., driving licence) for identification purposes or for verification of identity. […]

Consent and Cookies – The Impact of the Planet49 Judgement on Website Operators

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A recent judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning valid consent, and the processing of information for the use of cookies and related technologies will have a significant impact on transparency and control mechanisms that website operators need to be sure to have in place. Background As background to the […]

Using GPS tracking on commercial vehicles: a German perspective

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Many organisations use GPS tracking in the vehicles they operate claiming necessity for protection against theft, general fleet management and monitoring deliveries, etc. One of the first rulings under GDPR and Germany’s updated Data Protection Act (BDSG-new), has provided clearer guidance on what is the appropriate use of this technology in employment. Many employers will […]

Danish Data Protection Authority issues fine for ineffective anonymisation

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In a historic move, the Danish Data Protection Authority, Datatilsynet has recommended its first fine under the GDPR regime for taxi company Taxa4x35 for its failure to adhere to principles of data minimisation and a failure to properly anonymise personal data. Organisations who wish to avoid facing similar fines should be aware of the GDPR’s […]

Biometrics in the workplace: The French perspective

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In October 2018, Trilateral’s newsletter included an article on the use of Biometric Data in the Workplace.  In that article, we noted that the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) was expected to release a standard regulation to set out how such special category data could be used in the work place. After a period of […]