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Homelessness has become an escalating problem in the UK. According to Shelter 307,000 people are sleeping rough or accommodated in temporary housing across the UK and this number is set to rise. Although staggering, these figures do not illustrate the larger problem, as they do not...

It is advisable that all organisations, regardless of size and geographic location, duly assess whether they need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). In our previous article we illustrated what the DPO role is; here, we provide you with six practical examples (names and...

Digital transformation can simplify and make processes more efficient, enabling local authorities and the public sector to assist citizens and those most vulnerable in society better. In the UK Government’s Digital Strategy there is focus on “Digital Government’, encouraging the public sector to improve its service...

Public authorities across Europe are under pressure to maintain and improve the quality of public services despite austerity cuts and demographic changes, which see an ageing population requiring increasing health and social care arrangements. National Health Services across Europe, for example, suffer the impact of Europe’s...

Trilateral Research’s integrated approach combines technology and social sciences to deliver sustainable impact. In fact, our interdisciplinary team is made of data scientists, computer scientists, social scientists and ethical and legal experts. We employ co-design methodologies with end users to develop, test and implement state of...

Trilateral Research’s SIENNA team is researching the social, economic and environmental impacts of new technologies. As part of the SIENNA project (a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union), Trilateral Research is conducting socio-economic and environmental impact assessments of human enhancement technologies, artificial intelligence and...

Whilst we can gain great benefits from innovative technologies that are enabling society to generate and process vast amounts of data, regular reports of privacy and customer data breaches remind us of the need to protect users’ security and the serious consequences deriving from losing...

The Digital Ethics Summit held in December 2017 focussed on AI ethics, foresight and ethics by design. The messages coming out of the summit are highly relevant for everyone who is interested in the socio-economical impacts of emerging technologies. Rowena Rodrigues, Trilateral's Senior Research Analysts...

Today Internet Organized Crime and Terrorism (IOCT) is worryingly expanding. Among others, a few examples include: ransomwares, namely malwares restricting access to files and requesting the payment of a ransom in Bitcoin to remove the restriction; theft of virtual currencies; financing of terrorist activities through...