Data and Activism

Year of production: 2020

Image is illustrative. Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse on Unsplash

From visa applications to social media profiles, from attending a conference to meal choices on a flight, sharing a photo from a protest or simply walking past a CCTV camera – we are rendered into data which is quantified, cross-referenced and compiled to form profiles about us as individuals and social graphs about us as groups. Data and Activism is a Tactical Technology Collective applied research project examining the impact of data collection and profiling on human rights defenders, activists, and networks. Topics covered: Social Media, Travel&Events, Institutional Profiling (GDPR)


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Tactical Tech

Tactical Tech is an international NGO that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society