Algorithms are increasingly used to make decisions for us, about us, or with us. From areas of life that did not exist more than a decade ago, like online search or social media news areas, to fields where decisions used to be made exclusively via human judgement.
The exchanges initiated during the Ethics of Algorithms event in Berlin helped to deepen our understanding of the way algorithms govern our lives now and refine questions for future research.
At the beginning of March, the CIHR will bring together leading experts from academia, technology and civil society to discuss the ethical dimensions of algorithms. The event will be hosted by the Technical University of Berlin.
Experts from civil society, industry, governments and EU institutions met in Berlin on Thursday, February 5, 2015 to discuss policies on export controls of surveillance technologies.
This paper attempts to map a path toward new international standards for foreign intelligence collection, in order to achieve increased transparency, control and oversight of national surveillance practices.
This case study considers Internet exchange points (IXPs) as an example of governance processes in action. Three different IXP governance models representing large and influential IXPs are compared: the DE-CIX in Frankfurt, CAIX in Cairo, and KIXP in Nairobi.
From the circumpolar high arctic to the African savannah digital technologies and networks affect all areas of human interaction. The notion of #DoDevDif aims to promote transparency, empower citizens and fight corruption with open data and technologies.
The Arab Spring unleashed western governments’ enthusiasm regarding the power of the Internet for political mobilization and campaigning.
The paper addresses a pressing question: how can we ensure that the rule of law is established and maintained on the Internet and in the wider digital world?
Since the revelations of Edward Snowden, there has still been scant focus on explicit discrimination strictly according to nationality in some nations’ laws.