Anonymisation and data-erasure requests: a perfect solution or a dangerous false friend? With the GDPR now fully applicable, data subjects are entitled to exercise a number of new rights over their personal data undergoing processing by organisations. They are able to demand that – in certain...

Following the latest advancements in the digital economy, technology and science, it has become clear that personal data is the new oil. Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) is the response to technological challenges. It aims to empower data subjects and ensure uniformity among Member States. This...

The ICO report on the investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns  In July, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a progress report on its ongoing investigation into the use of people’s personal data to influence political opinion. This forms part of a...

The use of Virtual Reality has expanded from gaming scenarios to less recreational immersive experiences including education, news reporting, advertising and training.  Three key areas where VR is being considered for experimentation and implementation are: Education, Museums Cultural heritage However, the use of these systems may...

Risk Management: identifying risks to achieve sustainable impact At Trilateral Research we think managing risks is critical, both in the development of emerging technologies and in ensuring safety and security. All our projects involve some type of risk management. The use of risk assessment is critical to...

The world is increasingly turning to open sources, not only for information but also for human rights reporting and uncovering crimes against humanity. While it has become possible for anyone with an internet connection and a smartphone to capture real-time images of extraordinary and unpredictable events...

We are pleased to announce that Trilateral Research has been recently appointed as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for the University of Cambridge Group, which includes the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, and Cambridge Assessment. ‘We have engaged Trilateral Research as part of our drive...

Over the past few months, a considerable amount of news addressed the questionable practices adopted by some organisations to allegedly comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Some of these practices also led regulatory authorities to issue fines to ensure that a simple and...

A recent news story from BBC news has highlighted the importance of ensuring all organisations have a full-scale data security policy. When many organisations think of data security, they think of cyber-security and preventing malicious attacks. However, ensuring your policy includes provisions for physical security...

Human trafficking is a clandestine phenomenon in which its victims often remain unidentified by the justice system and law enforcement. According to the Guardian, Modern slavery, including labour exploitation, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude, is estimated to cost the UK between £3.3bn and £4.3bn, with...

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has recently published its annual report for the 2017-2018 period, outlining the work it has undertaken over the past year (1 April 2017-31 March 2018). The report includes some interesting facts and figures relevant to organisations, especially public sector organisations,...

New technologies can enable a better collaboration between communities and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to prevent and reduce crime. Innovative processes are in place and have been tested to provide early warning and share information with citizens while inviting them to actively collaborate in reporting...

Artificial intelligence and big data analytics have the potential to add greatly to the benefits of information and communication technologies, but they can also have undesirable impacts on ethics and human rights. Privacy and data protection are the most obvious issues, but they are far from...

Trilateral Research joins law enforcement agencies, technology and information systems companies and other research institutions from several EU countries in the newly launched, EU-funded COPKIT project, for a game-changing initiative to combat terrorism and organised crime. While organised crime and terrorist (OCT) groups are often at...

Trilateral Research works with other partners, as part of the TITANIUM consortium, at curtailing the illicit use of Bitcoin in the financing of terrorist and illicit activities. Within this area of study, Giuseppe Maio, Research Assistant at Trilateral Research, has developed new research focusing on Bitcoin mining. His latest...