This year’s edition of DataFest Africa brought to light a very significant conversation that needs critical attention: data use in the private sector and civil society organisations within Africa. Pollicy's JulietGrace Luwedde shares key learnings from the biggest data festival on the continent.
On the third episode of Pretty Good Podcast, ARTICLE 19 digital programme officer Vidushi Marda dissects the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the region’s response to COVID-19 and what the new applications of this technology mean for digital rights after the pandemic.
Kate Sim is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute researching the datafication and automation of sexual harassment reporting systems in US higher education. In this interview with Deep Dives, Kate talks about her research on sexual harassment, digital technologies and big data.
In this interview with GenderIT.org, Shmyla Khan of Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan talks about the ways in which privacy rights are relevant, used and abused in the lives of women and gender diverse people.
The rollout of the Huduma number is taking place all over Kenya. This piece traces the experience of one young woman, Nyangi, as she tries to get a card, and more broadly the problems and hurdles posed by the system of digital identity.
Point of View's award-winning digital imprint Deep Dives is back with a new season of essays. The recently launched new collection, called “Bodies of Evidence”, will feature writings that explore the intersection of big data, bodies, gender and sexuality.
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. In this interview, Blum-Dumontet shares insights from a recent report on gender and privacy.
During the 2018 IGF in Paris, the contribution of emerging technologies towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was highlighted.
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.
All over the world, including Korea, there seems to be a craze for artificial intelligence, the internet of things and big data. These new technologies use comprehensive data including personal information, and Korean companies are demanding deregulation of personal information protection.