E-learning and the Ethics of Robot Bullying


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? […]

Data protection in education during the COVID-19 pandemic


During the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries including the education sector, have taken swift action to adjust and adapt. Earlier in the year, we covered issues that organisations must consider when implementing additional measures such as temperature screenings. However, as time passes, and more sectors must resume operations while living with COVID-19, further privacy and data […]

Gender and Leadership in Higher Education and Research


The GEARING Roles project is proud to invite you to our second annual conference 9 – 11 November  2020 online, hosted by Sabanci University in Istanbul. The conference theme this year is “Gender and Leadership in Higher Education and Research.” Gender Equality Actions in Research Institutions to traNsform Gender ROLES (GEARING Roles project) is made […]

Fostering a data protection culture within universities and academic institutions

Data Protection in academic institutions

Universities and academic institutions are complex organisations where compliance with issues like data protection can vary greatly. On one hand, you have departments, groups and institutions at the cutting-edge of research practice where new ideas, policies and processes are approached enthusiastically. On the other hand, some departments and research clusters may take more traditional approach, […]

Providing safe educational technologies – a guide for educators

The current response to the Coronavirus is making massive changes to all our lives, but it’s also accelerating various existing trends. One of these has been to move education online, due to the closure or suspension of schools and universities. Educators have had to move incredibly rapidly, in order to get something that works well […]

Data protection requirements for school events and children

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Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) has been welcomed with much excitement by privacy-concerned individuals – but it has also led to confusion in many contexts, including schools. The ambiguity around the lawfulness of the practice of taking photographs at school events has led the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) to publish guidance. This article summarises the […]

How can new technology support career development?

Career development

Trilateral Research is a partner in the EU-funded research project DEVELOP: Developing careers through social networks and transversal competencies. The aim of the project is to build a software tool that will help employees plan their career development and get feedback on their competencies and skills, and on their workplace social capital. In this project, […]

Trilateral participates in Babson college and TRACCC webinar series on human trafficking

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  Trilateral’s Anna Donovan recently presented findings from the TRACE Project on the role of technology in human trafficking at the 2016/2017 webinar series titled, “New Technologies, innovation, Entrepreneurship Tackling Human Trafficking.” The webinar series is jointly hosted by the Babson College Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime and is supported by […]

Trilateral hosts workshop with privacy and ethics experts for the DEVELOP project

The DEVELOP project is building an adaptive learning environment that supports people in medium and large companies to explore and plan learning opportunities and careers, drawing upon multiple forms of assessment, including social capital analysis. As a partner in the DEVELOP consortium Trilateral is contributing to this design, and leading the project’s work on privacy, ethical and […]