Episode 3: Who Should Have The Right to Watch Over You?

 

This week we are speaking with Griff Ferris from Big Brother Watch about exactly Who Should Have The Right To Watch Over You? Big Brother Watch aims to expose and challenge threats to our privacy, our freedoms and our civil liberties at a time of enormous technological change in the UK. Their work includes research around facial recognition and biometrics, access to  communications data, and digital surveillance. Their most recent campaign #FREESPEECHONLINE focuses on the risks of censorship online.

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xzLypM

Resources:

Learn more about Big Brother Watch and their work by visiting their website: www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/

Twitter: @bbw1984 

Facebook: @bigbrotherwatch 

Find out more about volunteering : https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/about/work-with-us/

Privacy International: https://www.privacyinternational.org/

Bytes for All: https://www.facebook.com/BytesForAllPakistan/posts

Egyptian Centre for Civil Rights Education in Egypt: https://facebook.com/www.echre.org/

Police use of commercial marketing data in predictive AI system incl. racist profiles and stereotypes

Summary: https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/all-media/police-use-experian-marketing-data-for-ai-custody-decisions/ 

Full details: https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/all-media/police-use-experian-marketing-data-for-ai-custody-decisions/ 

UK councils using AI and automated systems to make welfare and social services decisions

Summary: https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/2018/11/the-uks-poorest-are-put-at-risk-by-automated-welfare-decisions/

Our letter to the UN: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/EPoverty/UnitedKingdom/2018/NGOS/BigBrotherWatch.pdf 

Investigation into HMRC taking voice ID biometrics

Full details: https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/2018/06/hmrc/ 

Our campaign Victims Not Suspects to protect victims of sexual violence against intrusive information gathering 

Campaign: https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/all-campaigns/victims-not-suspects/ 

Our letter to the Information Commissioner: https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Letter-to-the-ICO-redact.pdf 

Our report on how surveillance impacts and oppresses different vulnerable groups in society

The State of Surveillance: https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/The-State-of-Surveillance-in-2018.pdf 

Police live facial recognition technology

Our report: https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Face-Off-final-digital-1.pdf 

Our campaign: https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/all-campaigns/face-off-campaign/

Our legal challenge: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/face-off/ 

Huawei Effect Threatens China’s Spy-Tech Champion: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-12-07/huawei-effect-threatens-china-s-spy-tech-champion

Want To See Your Dystopian Future? Look at China: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-17/want-to-see-your-dystopian-future-look-at-china