Facial recognition technology, a new Ring of Power for the Delhi police

This blogpost is inspired by a seminar on police-use of facial recognition technology in India that took place on April 21th 2022 and implicitly quotes and paraphrases speaker Shivangi Narayan. In a broader wave of nationwide protest, communal riots occurred in northeastern Delhi in February 2020. These actions were directed against the ruling Bharatiya Janata PartyContinue reading “Facial recognition technology, a new Ring of Power for the Delhi police”

Resisting the coalition of the invisibles

This blogpost is inspired by a seminar on workplace surveillance that took place on March 19th 2021 and implicitly quotes and paraphrases speaker Kirstie Ball. Following a UK Supreme Court decision ruling that Uber drivers are in fact workers, Uber announced March 16th 2021 that its 70,000 drivers will at least receive the minimum wage,Continue reading “Resisting the coalition of the invisibles”

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Pertinent considerations for police-use of surveillance technology

This blogpost is inspired by a panel discussion on democratic surveillance that took place on January 27th 2021 at the annual CPDP conference and implicitly quotes and paraphrases panellists Marion Oswald, Quirine Eijkman, Koen Gorissen, Arne Hintz and moderator Rosamunde Van Brakel. Aware of their duties and responsibilities to protect the public, enforce law andContinue reading “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Pertinent considerations for police-use of surveillance technology”

We evolueren niet noodzakelijk naar een politiestaat door de pandemie, maar het kan

Opiniestuk door Rosamunde van Brakel (Onderzoeksprofessor VUB Leerstoel Surveillance Studies) & Paul De Hert (Professor Privacyrecht VUB) voor De Morgen. In een opinie in de Financial Times waarschuwt de historicus Yuval Harari, recent gehuldigd met een VUB ere-doctoraat, dat als we niet voorzichtig zijn de Corona epidemie een belangrijk keerpunt in de geschiedenis van deContinue reading “We evolueren niet noodzakelijk naar een politiestaat door de pandemie, maar het kan”

Fuck the algorithm, or how to survive the tech take-over of education

This blogpost is inspired by a panel discussion on educational surveillance that took place on February 4th 2021 and implicitly quotes and paraphrases panellists Ben Williamson, Chris Gilliard, Seda Gürses and Valerie Steeves. You can watch the full discussion here. Stakes were high in August 2020 as hundreds of students chanted “fuck the algorithm” inContinue reading “Fuck the algorithm, or how to survive the tech take-over of education”

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