Digital Rights

Nine out of 10 health apps harvest user data, global study shows

Analysis of 20,000 mobile apps that ask for sensitive information shows that some track users across different platforms Soofia TariqThu 17 Jun 2021 01.15 BST Nine out of 10 mobile health apps collect and track user data, according to a new global study. The research published in the British Medical Journal conducted in-depth analysis of more than […]

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European Authorities Scrutinize Data Flows to U.S. Regulators and courts are asking for proof of how companies protect data that leaves the EU By Catherine StuppMay 4, 2021 5:30 am ET | WSJ PRO European privacy regulators and courts are looking into how companies transfer personal information to the U.S. and have ordered suspensions of some data flows. Portugal’s data protection authority last week […]

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It’s 2021. Why is Redlining Still Happening?

By  Jenna Leventoff  April 26, 2021 Broadband Access, Digital Divide, Digital Redlining A lot of people who live in low-income or marginalized communities — including urban, rural and Tribal communities — can tell you that they have super slow broadband (if they even have it at all). Meanwhile, just a few blocks away, a hamlet over, or just outside the […]

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Children’s rights apply in the digital world!

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes62Shares Professor Sonia Livingstone explains the significance of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s adoption of a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment. To some, this is obvious: human rights apply online as offline, and children are people, ergo children’s rights apply in the digital world. […]