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...

Gender equality is more than just badge collecting, achieving facilitated change requires more than simply ‘ticking boxes’. Gearing Roles has a firm objective: to challenge and transform gender roles and the identities linked to professional careers, as well as work towards real institutional change. Gearing Roles is...

We invite you to submit your paper for the “Ethics by Design” track of the 4TU.Ethics Biannual Conference “The Ethics of Disruptive Technologies”co-organised by SIENNA and SHERPA, two EU projects studying the ethical and human rights aspects of AI, big data, robotics, human enhancement and...

Contemporary terrorist and criminal organizations increasingly exploit the Internet to spread their message and gain support throughout the world, using the Web as a communication tool, in particular for recruitment and propaganda activities, but also for disinformation, raising funds, organisation, planning, and financial transactions. As part...

Recent years have seen some improvement in how we address or speak about mental health. Awareness about mental health issues is growing among businesses as it has become clear that mental health at work is especially important not only for the development, potential and wellbeing...

What are the key challenges in crisis management technology that can be better tackled by adopting an ethical approach? Challenges in using data for crisis response Crises and disasters are increasingly understood to be complex events that require data from across borders and disciplinary understandings to build...

When a disaster occurs, functioning interoperability could mean the difference between life and death, particularly when there is a need for international or cross border responses; for example when responding to threats such as climate change related natural hazards and international terrorism. Developing and implementing standards...

Trilateral’s Data Science team has built interactive cloud-based dashboards to bring data-driven insights into modern slavery risk assessments. Trilateral Research is working in conjunction with the UK’s Ministry of Defence on Project Solebay, funded by Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). The aim of the project is...

Gender equality is a fundamental value and an essential part of European research and innovation policy. At Trilateral we feel privileged to be part of the newly launched Horizon 2020 GEARING-Roles project, in which we will be working closely with our partners to promote more...

Fake news have the power to build a misleading representation of reality posing a threat to our security and safety and forcing us to consider how we can build trust in information. The ability for users to generate, share and engage with social media content means...

Child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse remain challenging issues for law enforcement and local authorities in the UK due to the hidden nature of these crimes. Risk assessments tools, which can be similar to questionnaires, enable the categorisation of cases as “low”, “moderate” or “high” risk and...

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