Data-driven elections and the key questions about voter surveillance

[ad_1] Using data during election campaigns is nothing new. But as the Canadian federal election approaches, authorities must be diligent that data tracking doesn’t become surveillance. Credit: Shutterstock The upcoming Canadian federal election once again raises the spectre of interference and disruption through the misuse and abuse of personal data. This is a surveillance issue, […]

Insurance black boxes and the surveillance state

[ad_1] Over the last few years there’s been a noticeable rise in the number of drivers opting to fit a “black box” to their cars in order to obtain cheaper insurance. According to some recent reports, these black boxes could save drivers as much as £300 a year. The idea is that the boxes send […]