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AI & Ethics – a mini-MOOC

As part of Jisc’s exploration of Artificial Intelligence, we’ve created a free “mini-MOOC” (mini, because you should be able to complete it in 30 minutes, or longer if you do the additional reading). We’re planning to run it monthly, but you can sign up any time for the next run. The course, and the format […]

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BEREC Net Neutrality Guidelines: good news for security

BEREC, the board of European Telecoms Regulators, has just published its updated guidance on enforcing the Network Neutrality Regulation. Jisc has been working with the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) for nearly five years to ensure that this legislation and guidance didn’t discourage legitimate practices to secure the operation of networks: this […]

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Machine Learning and Data Protection

Might some of the problems in applying data protection law to machine learning arise because we’re using too simple a model? Sometimes an over-simplified model can be hard to apply in practice. So here’s a model that’s a bit more complex but, I hope, a lot easier to apply. It’s also a lot more informative, […]

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Wellbeing Analytics Code of Practice

We’re delighted to have launched our Wellbeing Analytics Code of Practice, something we’ve been working on in the ICO’s Regulatory Sandbox for almost exactly a year. The resulting Code builds on Jisc’s widely-used Learning Analytics Code of Practice and includes tools for Data Protection Impact Assessment and Purpose Compatibility assessment. We hope it will give […]

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Ethical AI – HOWTO

A couple of new documents provide ideas on how to think about ethics when we deploy Artificial Intelligence. First is an article by Linda Thornton for EDUCAUSE, on Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Accountability. This looks at who should be thinking ethically, finding responsibilities for programmers, managers, marketers, salespeople and organisations that implement AI. Since this […]

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Incident Detection and GDPR

Great to have my paper – “Processing Data to Protect Data: Resolving the Breach Detection Paradox” – published by ScriptEd. Everything you always wanted to know about logfiles and the GDPR: Why Data Protection requires breach detection; What’s the GDPR “Purpose” of breach detection; What’s “Necessary”, when it comes to breach detection; What Safeguards are […]