In a Hyper-Sharing World, How Can You Best Protect Your Online Privacy?

It is a strange era to live in. Right now, people share things online more than ever. Posting to social media accounts with the location left on, or photos of children with the school badges… View Post

The Ethical, Psychological, and Social Implications of Mass Surveillance

In 2013, the whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the British spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), tapped fibre-optic cables for access to our personal communications (including emails, Facebook posts, internet histories, and phone calls),… View Post

Online Privacy Doesn’t Really Exist – But You Should Still Take Steps to Protect Your Data

Anyone who uses the internet has a right to know about the many ways in which they are likely watched, tracked and analysed. The truth is that anyone who uses the internet to any degree… View Post

New Surveillance Bill Puts All of Our Privacy at Risk

David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May have assured us that the Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill (DRIP) does not give the government new surveillance powers. Yet despite these assurances, privacy campaigners, civil liberties groups… View Post

New NHS Database Will Encroach on Our Privacy

The NHS plans to launch a giant central database which will see patients records extracted from GP systems across the country. This is known as the ‘Care.data scheme’. This is a completely new move –… View Post