Despite significant but slow progress around the globe of evolving data protection standards, the CJEU judgement in 'Schrems II' brings out a new challenge to our globalized world - interoperability. The author looks at what went wrong in the privacy dialogue between the two major economies.
This article looks at fairness in algorithms used to determine the creditworthiness of a potential client and analyses why these sexist algorithms need to be re-looked at, especially considering that women are being left behind.
The ECtHR is one mosst of privacy friendly courts across the globe, that has contributed to progressive privacy jurisprudence. This article analyses its recent decision in Big Brother Watch v UK, and other related decisions to identify a shift from progressive interpretation of law towards procedural fetishism
This article discusses the existing gender gap in the FinTech industry and analyses the existing government policies and initiatives that claim to regulate fintech with an aim to bridge this gap. It highlights the key regulatory and policy changes that are required to create an enabling environment for financial inclusion in India.
The article outlines the introduction of digital contraceptives and its implications. While a previous post in r-TLP discussed the issues with data protection and femtech, this submission attempts to alleviate a few of the concerns raised by detailing the regulatory requirements concerning health data, while also bringing to light the issue of accessibility that the requirements may inadvertently create.
We Break it Down is an initiative at r-TLP which looks at bringing interesting and extensive pieces of research to the larger public. This post looks at looks at "Afrofeminist Data futures" by Neema Iyer, Chenai Chair and Garnett Achieng.
Today, internet platforms hold power to shape interactions and further fundamental values such as the right to communication, information and access to knowledge. The Internet has also given shelter to marginalised genders, enabling them to steer discussions and find solidarity by benefiting from anonymity. The latest Intermediary Guidelines 2021, through the "verification" clause and "traceability" requirement, lead to a lack of anonymity and a fear of data breaches. The fear of being exposed due to online platforms' usage damages the ability of marginalised genders to be seen, heard, and hinders their ability to participate as social actors. Intermediary Rules have far-reaching consequences on online privacy, freedom of speech and expression, and access to information, whose adverse effects are multiplied manifold when concerning marginalised communities.
The article discusses how access to and control of technology is predominantly exclusionary and suggests ways in which this may be remedied.
In this article, the author explores privacy concerns that arise out of Femtech apps and the discriminatory nature of data collection in this context, concluding with solutions that can be employed to minimise the issues identified.
In this article, the author discusses the recent developments surrounding Facebook’s Oversight Board and looks at whether the institution of the board can actually solve some of the problems faced by the company.