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Joined February 2009
Congratulations to all participants and winners of the #GoodID awards, celebrating impactful work to improve digital identity for all. We're also particularly glad to see partners and colleagues recognised - here's a short thread! good-id.org/en/awards/2021/
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First of all, congratulations to our partner @StrathCIPIT for the Privacy Community Champion award! Find out more about their work:
Announcing your Privacy Community Champion! Winner in the Privacy category... ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ† THE CENTRE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW ๐Ÿ† Learn more about @StrathCIPIT and their work ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘ #GoodID๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†”
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... and our colleague @TomSamaki was runner-up in the Privacy category! Here's what he thinks about the recognition of the work of so many people and communities in the #GoodID awards:
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โ€œOne of the great pleasures of this job is working alongside such amazing people fighting for the rights of communities around the world.โ€ #GoodID๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†”
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The Accountability Community Champion is @StrathCIPIT's researcher Grace Mutung'u! More about her work in this short thread
Announcing your Accountability Community Champion! The winner is... ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ† GRACE MUTUNGโ€™U ๐Ÿ† Learn more about @Bomu and her work ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘ #GoodID๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†”
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The Accountability category also saw our partner @KerenWeitzberg recognised as one of the runner-ups. Don't miss her crucial work!
Announcing your next Community Champion! One of two runner-ups in the Accountability category... ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ† KEREN WEITZBERG ๐Ÿ† Learn more about @KerenWeitzberg and her work ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘ #GoodID๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†”
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We were honored to be part of the #GoodID Selection Committee and to celebrate the incredible work that is happening around the world. The full list of awards is here: good-id.org/en/awards/2021/
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Privacy International retweeted
#SmartCities are meant to improve the lives of citizens, make governance more effective & resource consumption more efficient. Don't miss out on detailed discussions on smart cities by the 4โƒฃth panel Register here:bit.ly/3FiUamq #DataPrivacy #PrivacyMatters #PSA2021
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Did you know that the European Union is transferring surveillance capabilities to non-EU countries? We believe they might be breaching EU law obligations to respect human rights. This is why we filed a complaint to the @EUombudsman: privacyinternational.org/newโ€ฆ
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We submitted the complaint with @Accessnow, @Border_Violence, @Homo_Digitalis_, @fidh_en, and @seawatch_intl accompanied by a dossier of evidence. Together we are calling for the EU oversight body to investigate. Read the complaint here: privacyinternational.org/legโ€ฆ
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Today is #EncryptionDay! Governments and companies need to pledge to promote the use of encryption, rather than undermine it! @encryption_day #MakeTheSwitch privacyinternational.org/newโ€ฆ
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Today is #EncryptionDay! The UN Human Rights Council @unhrcpr recently reaffirmed that encryption is essential for human rights! #MakeTheSwitch @encryption_day undocs.org/en/A/HRC/48/L.9/Rโ€ฆ
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Back in March we exposed how some companies selling diet products were using online quizzes to collect info about people's health and share it with third parties. Here's what has changed since we published ๐Ÿ‘‡
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.@betterme_health is no longer sharing data (explicitly) with a third-party, as it was when we first analysed the site in March 2021.
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.@betterme_health now displays a new low weight warning when a user enters a weight under the WHO's recommendations. However, the company doesn't prevent the user from continuing with that weight.
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.@betterme_health and @Vshred_ now display a cookie banner. BetterMe's banner allows users to reject tracking (effectively) while VShred banner does not allow users to reject tracking.
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