In this interview with Philipp Amann, Head of Strategy of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, we discuss an approach to organisational cybersecurity and cyber resilience that underlines, among other things, the need for prevention and awareness as well as a holistic view of the threats and...

ROXANNE is a security project funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 innovation programme. ROXANNE brings together research institutions, law enforcement agencies and industry to build tools to assist law enforcement in tackling organised crime and terrorist groups. Surveillance of these organised crime and terrorist groups takes...

New technologies are not inherently ethically good or bad; they can both enhance or violate fundamental rights and values and their use can have far-reaching consequences. This is especially apparent in the medical and health sectors. The rapid development of new technologies deployed in this sector...

Trilateral Research is proud to work with our partners in PROTAX project, contributing to strengthening the prevention and prosecution of tax crimes in Europe. PROTAX has so far shown the vital importance of addressing the environment in which tax crime is produced, not only whether the...

How do we embed ethics in innovation? As innovations do not follow a fixed recipe, their development or use may raise ethical concerns or unintended consequences. A successful innovation must, therefore, address ethical impacts at an early stage through an ethics impact assessment and/or the...

The current response to the Coronavirus is making massive changes to all our lives, but it’s also accelerating various existing trends. One of these has been to move education online, due to the closure or suspension of schools and universities. Educators have had to move incredibly...

Trilateral Research joins 11 organisations from across Europe in the newly launched H2020 TRIPS project. The ambition of the project is to take practical steps to address and pre-empt discrimination against disabled citizens and all people who experience barriers and challenges in using urban transport. “You only need empathy in design, if you...

Never has the concept of human security been as important as it is today as the world responds to the global pandemic COVID-19, which broke out in Wuhan, China in December 2019. On the day of writing, 7 April 2020, the World Health Organisation has...

On Monday 9th March 2020 the NO-FEAR partners hosted a webinar discussing the response to the COVID-19 outbreak across four different countries – Italy, Spain, Israel and France. Approximately 500 participants from across the world had the opportunity to listen about differences in diagnosis, treatment, acute patient...

While easy to make commentary about it, information remains a major challenge during pandemics. In part, this is because when a new disease emerges, authorities are almost automatically one step behind at the start, playing catch up for months, trying to identify and understand the...

As of today, the coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 124 Countries and territories around the globe, calling governments and businesses worldwide to face an emergency situation that might continue for longer than expected. During these troubled times, with the perspective of a global health crisis ahead,...

Trilateral Research is collaborating with the Universidad de La Sabana in the PATCH (Patterns of Child Recruitment in Colombia) project. The project aims to identify patterns and dynamics of recruitment of children in Colombia from a social-tech angle. Trilateral will develop machine learning and Natural Language...

Individuals and society benefit from advances in human genomics, human enhancement, AI and robotics technologies. But these technologies present ethical challenges and have the potential to challenge our values, way of living and adversely affect human rights. As outlined by research in the SIENNA project, the...

In complex conflicts and crises, the security of individuals and populations can be threatened in a myriad of ways that exacerbate wider insecurity and violence. Human security-oriented approaches are crucial for military planning in order to assist military actors, confer real protection and promote the empowerment...

The WHO and UNICEF reported in 2019 that at least 2.2 billion people around the world lack safe drinking water. Despite this, these threats are often presented as a distant ‘other’, occurring in environments well outside of our own. As such, we rarely appreciate the...

In the face of natural or man-made disaster, urban search and rescue teams and other first responders like police, medical units or civil protection race against the clock to locate survivors within the critical 72-hour timeframe, often at their own peril due to the presence...

ProPublica, a nonprofit media organisation, published a seminal article in 2016, entitled Machine Bias. In this piece, they claim that the risk assessment software used by the US judiciary to classify future defendants was biased against the black community. The algorithm underpinning the risk assessment, COMPAS,...

On 25 September 2019, Trilateral conducted, in cooperation with RoboAcademy, a DroneRules PRO training session at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering TU Delft in the Netherlands. This was the final in a series of workshops that brought together more than 90 drone stakeholders in 6...

Trilateral has worked with DPAs, academics and business to develop a set of freely available GDPR training materials which will be presented in this month's project final conference in Brussels and Tirana. In this article, David Barnard-Wills, Research Manager at Trilateral Research, presents the  DPAs’ approach to training in countries...

We are living in the era of digitalization where digital applications across all business sectors are increasing. Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are alarmingly on the rise as well, which sets new challenges for the management of secure internal and external data flows. These are but some of the...

As part of the PROTAX project, Trilateral Research has led the organisation and research work of focus groups with experts from European tax authorities and policy-makers (e.g., from the Ministry of Finance and/or the Ministry of Justice and/or the Ministry of the Interior), supervisory and...

It is over a year now since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force throughout the EU and the STAR II project has also been designed to understand how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have experienced the GDPR during this period. To find out...

Smart Information Systems (SIS) hold large promises and raise significant concerns. The application of artificial intelligence and machine learning via deep neural networks based on big data analytics form the backbone of an envisioned smart world in which they will power smart technologies, drive smart...

Facebook and other social networks' attempts to diminish the influence of problematic political content online have had limited results so far. The challenge for such platforms is not to neatly sort political speech into legal/illegal, but to consider the way these platforms structure and support particular...

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