Report calls for ‘generational ban’ on facial recognition surveillance

Facial recognition technology will ‘exacerbate racist outcomes’ in policing and should be banned ‘for a generation’ according to our new report, Unmasking Facial Recognition. The report also reveals that the … Continue reading Report calls for ‘generational ban’ on facial recognition surveillance

Virtual Parliament: A golden opportunity which shouldn’t be missed

By Milton Brown. In 2010 the Liberal Democrats found themselves ‘kingmakers’ and decided upon electoral reform as their number one bargaining request, creating the opportunity that electoral reform campaigners had … Continue reading Virtual Parliament: A golden opportunity which shouldn’t be missed

A lot of good proposals in the Online Harms White Paper but a lack of focus on taxation

By Areeq Chowdhury. The Government has finally published its long-awaited white paper on ‘online harms’. There are a lot of good and welcome proposals within it, however, ‘tax’ (which should … Continue reading A lot of good proposals in the Online Harms White Paper but a lack of focus on taxation

The ‘digital services tax’ is a good idea in principle but it may be difficult to enforce

By Areeq Chowdhury. In the budget this week, Philip Hammond has announced the introduction of a new ‘digital services tax’, first hinted at in his party conference speech in Birmingham. … Continue reading The ‘digital services tax’ is a good idea in principle but it may be difficult to enforce

A publicly-owned Facebook? Interesting idea, but fraught with difficulty

By Areeq Chowdhury. Is it time to nationalise Facebook? Recently, social media platforms have transformed from a space to socialise, share photos, and stare at memes, to a centre of … Continue reading A publicly-owned Facebook? Interesting idea, but fraught with difficulty