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Choose the right metaphor

I’ve been reading a fascinating paper by Julia Slupska – “War, Health and Ecosystem: Generative Metaphors in Cybersecurity Governance” – that looks at how the metaphors we choose for Internet (in)security limit the kinds of solutions we are likely to come up with. I was reminded of a talk I prepared maybe fifteen years ago […]

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COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition and GDPR

[Notes: This isn’t legal advice, but I hope it will reassure anyone considering supporting the COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition that the data protection risks should be very low; This only covers the use of data for defending systems, networks, data and users; use for offense, including attribution and evidence, is covered by separate legislation, which […]

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AI and Ethics: GDPR and beyond

The EU High-Level Expert Group’s (HLEG) draft Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI contains four principles and, derived from them, seven requirements for AI systems. The Guidelines do not discuss the need for AI to be lawful, but the expansion of Data Protection law beyond just privacy into areas formerly considered part of Ethics means that […]

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Wellbeing Analytics Code of Practice: Consultation

[UPDATE 2nd June 2020: thanks for your feedback. Final text has now gone into the Jisc production process :)] Jisc has been providing expert, trusted advice on digital technology in the education sector for more than 30 years. We know that technology and data have the ability to transform the student experience. But, as a […]

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Signposts for ethics in immersive technologies

[What I meant to say at the Westminster e-Forum on Immersive Technologies] Here we have some creepy applications of immersive technologies. Body-cameras and mobile phone apps that scan every passing face and search for anything they can find out about their identities and contacts… Incidentally, I’ve no idea what the smiley faces on the body-cam […]