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For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

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11 August 2016

The concept of the ARCADES project was based on a 2009 Polish nation-wide programme for schools entitled Your data – your concern and the relatively high interest expressed by teachers in Poland for this programme, which inspired the Polish Data Protection Authority to transfer the idea to the European level.

The project team believes that schools should teach pupils about privacy and personal data protection. The topics related to the protection of personal data can be incorporated in the curricula of various schools’ subjects.

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05 August 2016

Actor and campaigner Rashida Jones recently produced the documentary Hot Girls Wanted (2015) about the conveyor belt of the 'amateur' porn industry, and how much more easily young women can become involved in it since the internet savvy generation came of age.

The film had begun life as an exploration of the male consumption of pornography on college campuses. However, the makers of the documentary were drawn to the other side of the process, and began investigating why and how many young women become involved in sharing images and films of themselves on the internet.

Users on Reddit have been posting about their experiences from this perspective, specifically what its like to be recognised by strangers from the internet.

 

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18 July 2016

The Pokémon Go Terms of Service, as published by developer Niantic Labs, include a restrictive forced arbitration clause that both takes away the user’s right to file a lawsuit against Niantic, but also bars the user from joining others in any sort of class action against the company.

 

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18 July 2016

The launch of Pokemon GO highlights various privacy, security, safety, and privilege concerns with how we use and access tech. While these concerns existed prior to Pokemon GO, and will continue to exist long afterwards, this provides an opportunity to highlight some concrete steps about how we can use technology more safely, and take control over data collected about us.

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