Tag: Human rights

Saving Our Digital Selves: Personalisation, Habermas & the GDPR

The motto of the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago triumphantly reads, “Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms.” Such a motto paints a deterministic picture of science as unreflectively accumulating bits of knowledge, independent of final ends and applications. Science is

Homing in on Housing Desegregation

Case Study 1: Madrid, Spain, January 2021 Amidst the worst snowstorm in a century, with temperatures below –10ºC, thousands of people living in Madrid’s Cañada Real settlement struggled to keep themselves warm in their homes, lacking access to electricity. Cañada

Sword, Shield and Social Media: Europe’s Digital Dilemma

Digital diagnosis: depressing? The European Union knows there is a problem in the digital realm. European member states were the first to set up comprehensive rules about digital privacy in an attempt to prevent widespread online chaos and increased misuse