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The technical innovations connected to the exploitation of big data, along with new laws such as GDPR, are radically changing the ICT scenario inside and outside the European Union. PANELFIT is a European network of 13 organisations, operating in different fields – from technological consulting to research, from data protection to RI ethics, from citizens science to journalism – who work together in order to take advantage of the technological opportunities of these processes without compromising the citizens’ security and fundamental rights.


Project website: https://www.panelfit.eu

A monthly chat between a journalist and an expert on a defined topic, mostly on ethical and legal issues connected to data protection and ICT

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Panelfit chats


Federico Caruso
9 December 2020

Online advertising is based on the collection and sharing of user data, a system which rests mostly in a few powerful hands, including Google. Privacy and data protection are at issue, and Europe is debating what action should be taken

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Federico Caruso
19 May 2020

The measures adopted by some Balkan countries to contain the pandemic have raised perplexity in associations and researchers who deal with privacy and digital rights. Emergency actions, derogating from the national rules of law, could translate into mass surveillance tools.

Federico Caruso
13 November 2019

Digital platforms often trick users into giving up their personal data or buying particular products. These “dark patterns” go against European legislation, but authorities are struggling to combat them.