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Intersezionalità, uno sguardo ai presupposti storici di un modello teorico e metodologico

Il termine “intersezionalità” fu utilizzato per la prima volta dalla giurista Kimberlè Crenshaw nel 1989[1] per indicare indicare la modalità di sovrapposizione e intersezione di diverse categorie sociali nella costituzione delle identità dei soggetti. Per la giurista, l’occasione di coniare questo termine per rappresentare tutta la riflessione teorica che andava formandosi da qualche decennio è […]

Biometric systems and iris recognition in medicine: the contribute of biometry for AB0 incompability and personal data’s protection

First article in the series by Guest Editor Francesca Romana Baglioni. Contact us to find out more about our Guest Editor programme. The background The current world population, which has more than 7 billion of people today, is heterogeneous, dynamic and evolving constantly. States, cities, regions and societies provide a large number of services, material […]

Blockchain for Electrical Power Energy Systems: PHOENIX H2020

Within PHOENIX, a research project financed by the European Union, partners endeavor to create a system of detecting and mitigating cyber threats that maximizes trust between parties and minimizes access to personal data of consumers.  Blockchain is the perfect tool for doing so, and here is why. 

Blockchain for business

Is Blockchain the right solution for your business?

The gender dimension in Situation Awareness

The need for the ASSISTANCE project within the European Union disaster recovery community Across the European Union, different First Responder organizations – such as LEAs, firefighters, and medical emergency staff – cooperate when facing large and complex disasters. Not always do they function in similar ways. ASSISTANCE will improve First Responders’ Situation Awareness by providing […]

The Methodological Approach to Measure How Gender is Impacted by Technological Innovation

Maybe you’ve looked at our fun, busy, and colourful infographic about our approach to gender analyses, and perhaps you’ve been left scratching your head. “What does it all mean?” The purpose of this article is to accompany that image and explain the various steps illustrated in it. From significant representational and pay differentials in public […]

How the Schrems II Case Impacts European Funded Projects

Last week, at the time of writing this article, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) reached a decision for the Schrems II case. Much has been said about the decision already, but to our knowledge, its impacts on European (“EU”) funded projects have not been discussed. European funded projects typically involves a […]

Sentiment Analysis in the PERSONA project

What is Sentiment Analysis in the PERSONA context, and is it privacy-friendly? Over the last couple decades, well-known advances in computing power and techniques have permitted the development of a practical application of computational linguistics known as natural language processing (NLP). One of the main applications of NLP has been sentiment analysis (SA), that is […]

5G: Social Acceptance or Participation?

This article is the second in a series on the social acceptance and 5G topic. Stay tuned for more!

Proactive Reputation Management

Bridging the gulf of trust between organisations and their consumers or users through concrete actions is of paramount importance in a post-truth society.

Privacy and Data Protection, Ethics, Social and Security Framework Analysis within the Energy Sector

The development of new technologies consists not only in the analysis of the best technical components, but also in the understanding of the ethics, regulatory, and security context.

5G: Modelling the Social Acceptance

A dive into the comprehension of the fundamental aspect of social acceptance for the introduction of innovative technological solutions.

Social Distancing in Workplaces: A Paradigm Shift for Privacy Policy

After an initial phase of euphoria due to the possibility for about 4,5 million of Italians to get back to work, questions about privacy abound.

WhatsApp’s Decision Limiting the Spread of Viral Messages – What It Means for Democracy

The title of WhatsApp’s official post explaining its decision, “Keeping WhatsApp Personal and Private,” could not better illustrate the point.