Panelfit-news


A conversation on surveillance in journalism

Tuesday 22 March 2022 | Dimitri Bettoni
Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

From the Pegasus spyware investigation to mass surveillance: a dialogue with researcher Philip Di Salvo to understand the impact of new technologies for all those involved in journalism and beyond.


Power imbalances and freedom of consent in migration management

Thursday 28 April 2022 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

The collection of personal information, including biometric and ethnicity data, is being used as a standard tool in migration management. The notion of consent is often disregarded, which is particularly problematic when minority and vulnerable groups are concerned.


Digital Fortress Europe #3: Automation and surveillance in Fortress Europe

Monday 02 May 2022 | Kostas Zafeiropoulos
Janine Louloudi
Nikos Morfonios
| MIIR

Artificial intelligence and algorithms are at the heart of the EU’s new mobility-control system. High-risk automated decisions are being taken on human lives. It is an emerging multi-billion-euro unregulated market with dystopian 'smart' applications.


Digital Fortress Europe #2: Trapped in a digital surveillance system

Saturday 30 April 2022 | Kostas Zafeiropoulos
Janine Louloudi
Nikos Morfonios
| MIIR

The impact of surveillance systems on vulnerable populations, money for Frontex drones, and monitoring the movement of citizens within the European area.


Digital Fortress Europe #1: The ecosystem of European biometric monitoring and surveillance data

Thursday 28 April 2022 | Kostas Zafeiropoulos
Janine Louloudi
Nikos Morfonios
| MIIR

A description of the main systems in use in Europe to manage the mobility of people across Europe's borders and across its countries, with a focus on current mechanisms that can be improved.


Data centres: the last great tech threat to energy sustainability

Thursday 21 April 2022 | José Luis Marín
| El Orden Mundial

The energy needs of these physical infrastructure, where much of the world’s digital information is stored, have grown exponentially in recent years. While business has been booming, so have concerns about their sustainability and the environmental threats that data centres present.


European cloud services: Big Tech’s profits grow thanks to public sector contracts

Thursday 14 April 2022 | José Luis Marín
| El Orden Mundial

The giants of Silicon Valley are taking in 70% of the profits generated by cloud computing in Europe. Despite the problems thrown up by GDPR, some of this money continues to flow through beefy public contracts.


How phone companies use our personal data

Friday 08 April 2022 | Gianluca De Feo
Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

In the past, some telephone companies have become known for their unscrupulous use of customers’ personal data. While things have improved in Europe, it is important to know what we are agreeing to when we sign a new contract.


Mobile operators and personal data in Europe

Friday 08 April 2022 | Federico Caruso
Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

This article explores in more detail our research into how phone companies use customers’ personal data, with notes on the legal issues relating to European law.


Russia wants your data: cyber attacks are growing in the European Union

Tuesday 08 March 2022 | Álvaro Merino
| El Orden Mundial

The shadow of Russia has always loomed over the internet, but the pandemic, which moved citizen’s lives into the digital sphere, saw a rise in security breaches within European businesses and institutions. Cyber attacks against key European sectors doubled in 2020. Although Brussels is working to plug the gaps, the invasion of Ukraine threatens to intensify the cyber war.