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Interview with Eva Blum-Dumontet, Privacy International

Posted Tue 9 Apr 2019 - 05:47 | 6,371 views

Privacy allows women and members of marginalised communities to create safe spaces of expression and makes available tools that challenge norms that restrict equality, access and control. Bianca Baldo interviews Eva Blum-Dumontet, one of the authors of the recent report from Privacy International on gender and privacy.

Publication

Gender and Privacy: From Oppression to Liberation: Reclaiming the Right to Privacy

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 02:14 | 8,384 views

A report that examines the overlapping concerns of gender, privacy, surveillance, and gender-based violence in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America. The report raises issues including gender-based violence in the private sphere, rigid gender categories in identity programs its impact on trans people, etc.

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Feminist talk

Gendered Reality Traps: How "Objective" Machine Learning Contributes to Intersectional Exploitation

Posted Tue 2 Oct 2018 - 12:20 | 5,905 views

Is technology neutral or is coding political? In this article Smarika Kumar explores how algorithms work in the real world, and how they are a reflection of existing biases and forms of exclusion and discrimination in society.

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Feminists in the Panopticon: How Surveillance Capitalism Captures Feminist Movements

Posted Mon 24 Jul 2023 - 04:58 | 1,172 views

In this article, Nadz Moawad invites you to use this AI hype to think of its economic undercurrent, surveillance capitalism, as equally urgent. Thinking about AI needs futurology, but thinking about surveillance economies requires history. They make the argument that radical movements, feminists especially, have been captured by this new economy and that a migration…

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Protecting Civil Rights Against Corporate Surveillance In South Korea

Posted Fri 5 May 2023 - 01:48 | 338 views

Google has been giving access to users' personal information to the US government under its PRISM program. Six activists in South Korea took the tech giant to court demanding they be given access to the information Google holds on them, and won.

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What can digital surveillance teach us about online gender-based violence?

Posted Mon 1 Nov 2021 - 09:15 | 2,792 views

The article argues that digital surveillance is part of gendered and racist disciplinary structures, that manifest in specific forms of online gender-based violence experienced by black Muslim women influencers.

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How feminist research shapes AI, privacy, and data protection discourse

Posted Fri 11 Dec 2020 - 04:46 | 4,684 views

In this second post in a series on artificial intelligence, research in the African context, Chenai shares why she believes that a feminist approach to research around AI is the only way.

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Data, maps and colonialism in times of pandemic

Posted Fri 5 Jun 2020 - 04:44 | 12,051 views

The practice of mapping began within a month since the first outbreaks of Covid-19 as a means of rapid visualisation, accompanied by the division between those who manage data and those who contribute their personal information, while suffering the consequences of it. Is there a more just approach to information-based aid where people have more autonomy over their data?

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Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang

Posted Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 03:05 | 5,151 views
Interview with Y.K. Chang who has recently been appointed as the Personal Information Protection Commission in South Korea - one of the first few women from civil society to reach this position within government in the country and possibly the region. GenderIT interviewed her on her journey, her ambitions for her new position and what she sees as the grave problems regarding privacy and security…

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Sexuality and the internet: Findings from the global survey (2017)

Posted Sun 24 Dec 2017 - 04:40 | 9,485 views

Since 2013 the EROTICS global survey has been carried out three times by APC-WRP to assess and learn about the role of information and communication technologies in the work of its worldwide network of gender and sexuality activists, advocates, professionals and scholars. The survey was particularly designed to reflect about their experiences and responses to online violence and censorship.…