Facebook’s ad platform often shows job ads based on historical gender stereotypes, NGO Global Witness found when they placed genderneutral ads on the platform and reviewed the data. Ads for pilots and mechanics were shown mostly to men; ads for preschool teachers mostly to women. Global Witness together with female rights’ organisation Clara Wichmann filed… Read more
The Glushko & Samuelson Information Law and Policy Lab develops and promotes research-based policy solutions that protect fundamental rights and freedoms in the field of European information law.
Libraries play an important role in our society. For a vast majority of people who rely on libraries and their collections, libraries function as gatekeepers to the public’s access to information and knowledge. Libraries also have an important role in facilitating this access in the online environment, a role which has been made clearer during… Read more
Algorithms have a lot of impact on our lives. But we often know little about they way they work. The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security engaged the ILP Lab to perform a study on transparency with regard to automated decision making. Student researchers used a case study on dating apps to review to what… Read more
The ILP Lab today published a report on privacy issues surrounding app tracking for the European privacy organisation noyb. When developers create apps, they often use building blocks made by other companies. Many of these building blocks, called software development kits (SDKs), contain tracking technologies which gather privacy-sensitive data. The ILP Lab investigated the privacy… Read more