Foxglove is supporting the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) to challenge the Home Office’s use of a secret algorithm that effectively gives “Speedy Boarding” for a visa to white people.
Along with openDemocracy, we have forced disclosure of deals made between government and private companies giving them access tot NHS data.
The health service’s data belongs to all of us. We’re fighting to make sure it remains protected so we can all benefit from it.
Foxglove will act as a “critical friend” to the government during the pandemic, ensuring emergency use of data remains strictly time-limited and private companies don’t seek to exploit the crisis for the own profit.
We welcome a report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life as the start of an essential debate we need to have about how algorithms are affecting important decisions being made in the public sector – but some technologies, such as facial recognition, are simply too harmful to regulate and must be banned.
We learned about the struggle to combat the Huduma Namba system which could worsen discrimination faced by the Nubian ethnic minority.
The leaked document proves that tech firms know content moderation can cause PTSD and are seeking to avoid responsibility by making workers sign release forms.
Thousands of people are employed in what are effectively the tech equivalent of the fashion industry’s sweatshops, with many suffering serious harm as a result of the poor working conditions and lack of support and training.