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GDPR: Gold Standard or Wishful Thinking?

In a recent post, I briefly introduced the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, and I promised to write some more on it. Some (Calder 2016, Fischmann 2018, Lomas 2018) have put the GDPR up as the gold standard in data protection, while others (Geuter 2018, Nielsen 2018) have questioned whether the promise … Continue reading GDPR: Gold Standard or Wishful Thinking?

Activist or Slacktivist? In Defence of Online Activism

I learned recently that there is a word for people whose only involvement with any form of activism is via online means, such as liking a Facebook post, retweeting something, or clicking to sign an online petition. The word is ‘slacktivist’, and its judgemental tone got up my nose from the start. So I did … Continue reading Activist or Slacktivist? In Defence of Online Activism