Contemporary discussions on modern slavery tie in with ethical discourse and normative considerations. Modern slavery has been framed as a ‘moral issue’ (Guetierrez-Huerter, Gold & Trautrims, 2021, p. 12), its policy framework has been called ‘moralistic’ (Broad & Turnbull, 2019, p. 1). But however pivotal such moral dimensions are, a focus on ethics alone does not do justice to all facets of the crime, and sometimes does not offer enough persuasion to act. To improve our knowledge of modern slavery, its victims, and its prevalence, it is of great importance to get a grasp of its precise health, social and economic costs.
When thinking of ways to change what we do, knowing exactly what we are aiming for is key. Your purpose needs to be clear, so that your team is motivated to make improvements towards that business goal, rather than simply streamlining what they already do. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it […]
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 […]
Operationalising Human Security in the Contemporary Operating Environment: Proposing Population Intelligence (POPINT)
Drawing upon primary research funded by the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), researchers from Trilateral Research explore the use of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) for operationalising human security in the contemporary operating environment. The idea of human security has gained much traction in the international community since its introduction in a 1994 […]
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 […]
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” 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 […]
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 […]
The COVID- 19 pandemic has highlighted the key role that communication plays in preparing for and responding to a crisis. Across Europe, members of the general public have relied on the communications about what protective measures to take to curb the spread of the virus – hand washing, how to wear masks, physical distancing, when […]
Data-driven technologies and the fight against child-exploitation: getting data protection right during development
Exploring the use of data-analytics technologies in the fight against child exploitation is for the brave. Tackling such a complex and multifaced issue may appear overwhelming when all the legal, regulatory, social, and economic aspects are considered. Children are vulnerable by default, and those who unfortunately end up in contexts of sexual and non-sexual exploitation […]