German Competition Authority Goes After Facebook for Tracking Its Users Outside the Social Network

By Tjaša Petročnik

When it comes to the governance and regulation of data markets and technologies, there are multiple regulatory regimes that can and do come into play. In the digital economy, rather than just being a by-product of using online services, (personal) data frequently acts as a currency and can also be... [Read More]

The Humanitarian-Intelligence Nexus

By Aaron Martin and Linnet Taylor with contributions from Fieke Jansen and Lorenzo Dalla Corte

This morning we woke up to surprising — and indeed somewhat shocking — news that the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a five-year ‘partnership’ with the technology company Palantir. While many of the specific details are as yet still unknown, we are able to glean the following facts... [Read More]

Personal Data for Security in Kenya

By Hellen Mukiri-Smith

Even with increased surveillance of populations through use of new technologies, some panoptic features of surveillance remain. In Kenya, physical and spatial surveillance carried out from a single or central point aimed at ‘self-disciplining of watched subjects,’ to influence their behaviour, to make them docile, remains very much a reality.... [Read More]

Data Justice Stories of 2018

By the GDJ Team

This year was an important one for our project, having kicked off in the first quarter of 2018 with a lot of eagerness and enthusiasm. We’re equally raring to go in 2019, but before we do, we want to share some important stories from the past year that will inform... [Read More]
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How are Different Publics Constructed through Datafication of Health and Public Opinion Studies?

By Lea Skovgaard

Since Walter Lippmann’s famous denunciation of The Public as a phantom figure in 1927, references to ‘public opinion’ have given rise to questions about who can represent what to whom. Today, more than 90 years later, these questions continue to be relevant, and ongoing datafication of health has added further... [Read More]