The US has lots to lose and little to gain by banning TikTok and WeChat

Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.

Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University • conversation
Aug. 28, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: social-media cybersecurity china disinformation gdpr data-privacy technology privacy censorship free-speech authoritarian-regimes tiktok us-china-relations wechat first-amendment dissent dissidents

Coronavirus: researchers no longer need consent to access your medical records

The UK government has quietly relaxed a confidentiality law that protects patient health data. Here's why that matters.

Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth • conversation
May 31, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  gdpr  data-privacy  research-ethics  health-data  confidentiality

Google wants to move UK users' data to the US – what does that mean for your rights?

Reports that UK citizens are to lose the data protection from GDPR are overblown.

Henry Pearce, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth • conversation
March 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  brexit  google  data-protection  ico  gdpr

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