Facebook wants you to allow facial recognition, but what does it mean for you?
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Facebook wants you to allow facial recognition, but what does it mean for you?

Ahead of the roll out of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) across the UK and Europe, Facebook is revising its privacy consents and it needs you to act. But before you press the accept button, think about what you are signing up to. I joined BBC World to discuss what Facebook’s changes mean to … Continue reading

A diverse workforce is a commercial advantage, so forward-thinking employers won’t wait for gender balance
Employment Issues / In the News / Legal Topics

A diverse workforce is a commercial advantage, so forward-thinking employers won’t wait for gender balance

I was recently invited to join a panel at Womanthology‘s inaugural Thought Leaders event.  Although the topics of discussion were quite wide-ranging, action points from across all sectors and types of organisation emerged. Although the legal foundations of gender diversity are slow to develop, change is being driven by an ever expanding group of practical activists … Continue reading

Facebook introduces ‘privacy principles’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!
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Facebook introduces ‘privacy principles’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Facebook has introduced for the first time a list of ‘Privacy Principles’ ahead of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect across Europe. From 25 May 2018, the GDPR will give consumers greater access to and control over how their data is collected, used and shared. Companies will also be required to report data breaches within 72 hours and allow … Continue reading

Comment: Motherboard’s guide to algorithmic morphing
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Comment: Motherboard’s guide to algorithmic morphing

Following the success of the talk I gave alongside Catherine Chapman at the ‘Blinding Pleasures’ exhibition in London last year, the show’s curator Filippo Lorenzin invited me to provide some comments for an article he was writing for Vice’s ‘Motherboard’ website in Italy. Your can read the whole thing here (in Italian), but for anyone … Continue reading

Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?
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Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?

Mark Zuckerburg has started the new year with a resolution to take Facebook back to basics and to ensure that time spent on the social media monolith is ‘time well spent’.  For Facebook, this starts with an updated news feed. Rather than seeing viral videos and promoted news content, we should expect to see and … Continue reading