Educational

Examples, Explainer, Educational Case Study, Course, Guide

Report

New briefing details the growth of the private intelligence industry in the UK and what needs to be done about it.

Report

PI’s Guide to International Law and Surveillance aims to provide the most hard-hitting results that reinforce and strengthen the core principles and standards of international law on surveillance. You can find UN resolutions, independent expert reports and international human rights bodies jurisprudence.

News & Analysis

The right to privacy encompasses bodily autonomy and the right to access safe abortion care. In light of the recent decision of the United States’ Supreme Court in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health, we at Privacy International (PI) wanted to examine how the right to privacy has evolved around the world and in the U.S.

 

Video

This week we talk to Ina Sander from Cardiff University about how to talk to people about privacy, drawing on her research looking at how to teach 'critical data literacy' in schools.

Call to Action

Download Challenging Public Private Surveillance Partnerships: Annex

Call to Action

Download: Challenging Public Private Surveillance Partnerships: A Handbook for Civil Society

You can download the full pdf below

Video

In this video Gus Hosein and Ina Sander identify some of their own lessons-learned about creating and evaluating educational resources. They reflect on Privacy International’s experiences, such as the difficulty of creating privacy-protecting and sustainable resources, and argue for positive rather than scary resources.

Video

In this video Gus Hosein and Ina Sander present a database for ‘critical data literacy resources’ that can be used for teaching about data. The database by the Critical Big Data and Algorithmic Literacy Network collects over 150 resources, allows users to filter them according to their language, format, target audience and topic, and provides detailed information on each resource.

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In this video Gus Hosein and Ina Sander highlight how many educational resources about data already exist and provide guidance on what to pay attention to when selecting teaching material. For example, due to the fast-changing landscape of technology, some resources may be outdated, and not all resources are appropriate for every type of learner.

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In this video Gus Hosein and Ina Sander outline some key approaches they identified as critical when teaching about data, and they present their idea of ‘critical data literacy’. They highlight that while it’s great to empower people in their data protection skills, it is crucial to not just shift responsibility to individuals as most problematic issues around data are systemic issues. Apart from that, they recommend that education about data should take a positive and constructive approach to avoid people feeling resigned.

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In this video Gus Hosein and Ina Sander discuss people’s state of knowledge about data and why we need more education about digital technologies and data. They summarise current research findings on the public’s understanding of data collection, algorithms and the business models behind data systems. Overall, research finds that while citizens do not know much about these topics, they are concerned about the use of their data and are thirsty for more knowledge. This is why this is an ideal time for teaching about data!

Video

PI and Cardiff University have developed this resource for educators who's students want to learn about data and tech, and what we describe as critical data literacy.

Explainer
The ‘Guide to Digital Safety and Privacy at Peaceful Protests’ has been produced by 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media. 7amleh has adapted the content of PI's UK Free to Protest guide to fit the Palestinian context. The guide is organized in three sub-guides: (1) a guide to
Explainer

Two years ago, in the first half of 2020, private companies and governments alike were rolling the dice and betting on tech-solutionism to fight the global spread of SARS‑CoV‑2, better known as COVID19.

One of the pillars in the global response has been the roll-out of Apps, which Privacy International have been keeping an eye on since the beginning.

Explainer

Electronic tags have been a key part of criminal justice for many years throughout the world. As traditional radio-frequency tags are replaced by GPS ankle tags, we examine how these different technologies work and the seismic shift that will result from 24/7 location monitoring and data analytics, enabled by GPS tags.

Long Read

Technology and data are increasingly used for immigration enforcement, putting migrants’ fate in the hands of systems driven by data processing and algorithmic decision making.

As the UK plans a future of dynamic risk assessments for visa applicants, the collection of biographic and biometric data and automated data sharing, we explore the degree to which privacy and data protection laws can defend migrants against abuses of their data and seek redress when their rights are denied.