Mapping and understanding human factors in effective cybersecurity: a finance-sector organisation case study

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The role of human factors in cybersecurity has gained increasing interest in the past decade. Social science research methods can provide a unique avenue for obtaining a holistic overview of how cybersecurity is both implemented and perceived within an organisation. One-to-one semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 participants from a finance sector organisation. Five themes […]

Human intervention and human oversight in the GDPR and AI Act

Differences and Practical Challenges The GDPR introduced the notion of ‘human intervention’ as a way to prevent, in certain circumstances, decision-making based solely on automated means. The forthcoming AI proposal for a Regulation (“AI Act”) uses the term ‘human oversight’ and sets out certain obligations. For instance, in December 2021, the European Committee of the […]

The causes and the futures of populism and civic engagement 

Across Europe, there is a rise of political movements that claim to challenge liberal elites and speak for the ‘ordinary person’ – movements that can be loosely categorised as ‘populist’. This has been an important trend in global politics, and Trilateral Research has been engaged in Populism and Civic Engagement (PaCE), a research project to […]

E-learning and the Ethics of Robot Bullying

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When considering Ethical Artificial Intelligence we want to hold machinery to account and to protect humans from the potential harmful impact of powerful machines.  How transparent are the decisions that machines make?  Can we identify the bias that comes from selective availability of data?  Or from existing bias in the situations they are trained from? […]

Online gambling: how can we combat the perfect disguise to transfer illicit profits?

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Online gambling and money laundering have become the perfect partners. In 2020 the Online Gambling Gross Income in Europe reached approximately 24 billion Euros. According to EUROPOL, the EU loses an estimated 120 billion Euros annually due to money laundering. Add cryptocurrency into the mix and you face a challenge unforeseen by law enforcement agencies […]

Call for papers: Reimagining ethical, legal, and social issues in a COVID era

Trilateral Research invites you to submit your paper for the “Reimagining ethical, legal, and social issues in a COVID era” track of the ISCRAM 2022 conference which will take place in Tarbes, France on 22-25 May 2022. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the limits of current discourses around the benefits and harms of data and […]

Exploring political bias in false information spread on social media

Social media has become a key source of online news consumption. However, at the same time, social media users are not passive news consumers. They can further distribute online information to their networks and beyond. It is easy then to understand how information that is not always factual or information that promotes hate and violence […]

Adopting co-creation processes to build innovation into end-users’ practices

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Co-creation workshops rely on extensive interaction between participants. During co-creation, collaborators define an issue and undertake work to collectively create a solution to address it. Through the co-creation process, the latent knowledge of experts can be expressed, and manifest in the solutions produced. Co-creation is particularly valuable for many of Trilateral’s projects, which often involve […]