„The legal framework regulating the protection of personal data in Tunisia shares the same weaknesses of Ben Ali’s regime that eventually led to its fall“ writes CIHR fellow Clément Perarnaud. His policy analysis entitled “Data protection in Tunisia: a legal illusion?” explains the development of the right to privacy in Tunisia.
This policy analysis prepared by Clément Perarnaud. The CIHR fellow examines the current legal framework for data protection in Tunisia and its development since the early 2000s.
Cyber is everywhere. Although it is hard to grasp what it actually means, the term is widely used in debates about digital communications technology. As our study reveals, in fact using the term cyber is closely linked to processes of (in)securitization.
The 2015 Volkswagen emission scandal is a recent example of the power and challenges of algorithmic regulation. Volkswagen used software to manipulate the emissions of cars, and public regulators were unable to access the source code of this software.
In 2015, the debate about how to best control exports of surveillance technologies from Europe to countries where they can be used to harm human rights was full of interesting developments. We prepared an overview of some of the most interesting ones.
There have been many developments in recent years in regards to the control of exports of surveillance technologies in Europe. The following document is designed to provide a brief overview of key developments in 2015 as well as a better idea of the current status of the main debates on export controls.
Why do algorithms raise ethical concerns? Because they keep information away from us, make subjective decisions and – most importantly – we don’t always know how they work. CIHR put together a publication which summarises key issues of the Ethics of Algorithms debates.
Our everyday life is shaped by computers and our computers are shaped by algorithms. Digital computation is constantly changing how we communicate, work, move, and learn. In short, digitally connected computers are changing how we live our lives. This revolution is unlikely to stop any time soon.
“The disconnection of communications networks has serious negative consequences for both economy and society in Pakistan” says Ben Wagner, who contributed to a new report on network shutdowns published today. In Pakistan, mobile and internet networks are disconnected frequently during public gatherings due to security concerns.