Uber and Deliveroo get a gig economy rights grilling – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Uber and Deliveroo execs faced questions from a UK parliamentary committee today as the government continues to deliberate on changes to employment law to account for the rise of gig economy work […]

How “anonymous” wifi data can still be a privacy risk – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The thorny issue of tracking of location data without risking individual privacy is very neatly illustrated via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request asking London’s transport regulator to release the “anonymized” data-set […]

Legal fight against UK state hacking seeks crowdfunds – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Privacy rights group, Privacy International, is running a crowdfunding campaign to try to raise funds to help cover its legal costs as it continues to challenge the UK government’s use of hacking […]

Tech giants told to remove extremist content much faster – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Tech giants are once again being urged to do more to tackle the spread of online extremism on their platforms. Leaders of the UK, France and Italy are taking time out at a […]

Documents detail DeepMind’s plan to apply AI to NHS data in 2015 – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch More details have emerged about a controversial 2015 patient data-sharing arrangement between Google DeepMind and a UK National Health Service Trust which paint a contrasting picture vs the pair’s public narrative about […]

Building health AIs should be UK ambition, says strategy review – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A wide-ranging, UK government-commissioned industrial strategy review of the life sciences sector, conducted by Oxford University’s Sir John Bell, has underlined the value locked up in publicly-funded data held by the country’s […]

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A major update to the UK’s data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users’ personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdraw consent […]

YC-backed Muzmatch definitely doesn’t want to be Tinder for Muslims – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch At first glance, YC-backed Muzmatch‘s dating app might look best described as a ‘Tinder for Muslims’. But co-founders Shahzad Younas and Ryan Brodie are clear about what sets their target audience apart […]

More political headbanging on encryption threatens privacy – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The UK’s Home Secretary has yet again cranked up the pressure on messaging giants over use of end-to-end encryption to secure communications sent via popular services like WhatsApp — implying she would […]

AI data-monopoly risks to be probed by UK parliamentarians – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The UK’s upper house of parliament is asking for contributions to an enquiry into the socioeconomic and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence technology. Among the questions the House of Lords committee will […]