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Rethinking – In the Face of COVID-19

Rethinking – In the Face of COVID-19

The world is in crisis. We’re all feeling it in some way. When we do get through this, the world will be a different place. How can we rethink what we’re doing, both personally and professionally? How do we prepare for what’s next? What are we doing to help others? We...

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Teaching Digital Ethics

Teaching Digital Ethics

Why are digital ethics so important? What kinds of things are being taught in school? And, what kind of success are we seeing among young people who are our future? We invited educator Paola Saibene to the GoodTech Vidcast for a conversation on digital ethics in...

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Facing COVID-19 – in Hero Mode

Facing COVID-19 – in Hero Mode

COVID-19 has the world in a frenzy. And by now you’ve likely heard enough apocalyptic warnings and notices. There are precautions to take, health care professionals and leaders to listen to, rules to adhere to, family to protect. And yes, we are all in this together....

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Freedom House: Freedom in the World

What happened to the Internet? Social media platforms were created as powerful tools for the ‘good’, for democratic participation, for public discourse, and for enabling anyone to have a voice. Here is what Freedom House thinks about the issue. Freedom House is a...

How the business model of Google and Facebook threatens human rights – Amnesty International

Amnesty International, a global independent watchdog and activist human rights organization has, for some time, followed the social media scene with watchful eyes. Amnesty International - a Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization, founded in 1961 – knows very well, how...

Privacy2020 – Reflections on Privacy as a Human Right

I refer to the recent post by Jason Voiovich on the open Idka group Privacy2020*, which was very good food for thought. One of his points is that ‘privacy’ is a modern concept, to which I take some degree of exception. He argues that we should re-define the right,...

Hindsight in 2020

  As another decade comes to a close, there’s no time like the present to take a look back. What went well and what didn’t? What mistakes have we made, and what have we learned from them? What will we take with us into the new decade, and what will we leave behind? As...

Most Painful Words Ever: “I Agree with Facebook.”

I’ve spent much of my professional life over the past few years talking about the ills of Facebook and other big tech companies who make their living selling people’s personal information. So, it’s with great shock that I find myself defending one of the most prolific...

Privacy By Design

A Look Under the Hood With Idka’s Development Team At Idka, privacy is at the heart of what we do. But, what does that mean exactly? We asked our development team to explain how Idka was built with privacy from the get-go, and why it is vital for our success. How is...

Idka at MyData 2019

It's Time. On September 25-27, in Helsinki, Idka joined nearly 1000 like-minded people from 40 countries, for MyData 2019, to discuss a new “human-centered data economy”.  Startups, privacy professionals, government representatives, investors, journalists and artists...

Idka at the Nordic Privacy Arena 2019

Last week, Idka attended the Nordic Privacy Arena 2019 - the biggest data protection conference in the Nordics. With guests like the Swedish Minister of Digital Development, and the Global Privacy Counsel at Google, it was a must-see event. Idka was sponsoring the...

Is Facebook a State?

Privacypodden Meets Göran Wågström How can Facebook be seen as a state? The founder and CEO of Idka, Göran Wågström, recently sat down for a chat with Didrik Värmon of Privacypodden, a Swedish podcast covering topics such as social media, technology, and integrity...

The Great Hack – A Look into the Scandal that Shook Democracy

The global streaming giant Netflix recently released a documentary called The Great Hack. The film takes a hard look at the Cambridge Analytica scandal, unearthing how millions of Americans’ personal data was compromised and how they were manipulated online during the...

Digital Privacy

Want the latest on Digital Privacy? Dive in for the thought leaders’ perspective on digital privacy as a human right.

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Collaboration and “Co-Flow” for Business

Collaboration and interaction at work is about meaningful connection. Read up on how to maximize efficiency and teamwork through frictionless collaboration.

Find all articles on Collaboration for Businesses here.

Facing COVID-19 – in Hero Mode

COVID-19 has the world in a frenzy. And by now you’ve likely heard enough apocalyptic warnings and notices. There are precautions to take, health care professionals and leaders to listen to, rules to adhere to, family to protect. And yes, we are all in this together....

What is Co-Flow?

Collaboration should be easy. In the digital age, and especially as more of us are working remotely, you need smooth interaction, and seamless communication, in and between teams and organizations - wherever you are, and no matter what device you use. Working...

Trust is Key to Your Bottom Line – Tools and Tips to Help You Get There

According to recent studies, TRUST is eroding. Trust in businesses, employers, governments, journalism, democracy, science and technology …  and even in our fellow human beings, has taken a blow. Lack of trust has negative impact on business and on society – a downward spiral of decreased productivity, innovation, and the decline of our collective wellbeing.

Sound harsh? It is.

How To Grow Your Team using a Private Workspace for Business

Do you have a problem with employee engagement? Is your team scattered across multiple unreliable platforms? Is it difficult to create an environment in which your team can grow? We hear you. Here’s how you can use the private workspace Idka, to maximize efficiency and improve teamwork.

Best Tools for Business

Keep your information safe from the get-go Running a business can be stressful, and perhaps searching for the best platform is the last thing you have time to think about. Don’t worry - we’ve already done the research for you. In this post we list the best tools for...

Is your company data for sale? – Protect your employees from data intrusion

Companies, hackers and malware are making money with your information. The problem today is not only digital thieves stealing information but also sneaky actors getting to know you and archiving your habits through completely legal ways. The US Navy, HBO, Yahoo and...

Rethinking – In the Face of COVID-19

The world is in crisis. We’re all feeling it in some way. When we do get through this, the world will be a different place. How can we rethink what we’re doing, both personally and professionally? How do we prepare for what’s next? What are we doing to help others? We...

Teaching Digital Ethics

Why are digital ethics so important? What kinds of things are being taught in school? And, what kind of success are we seeing among young people who are our future? We invited educator Paola Saibene to the GoodTech Vidcast for a conversation on digital ethics in...

GoodTech Recap: COVID-19 and Strength in a Time of Crisis

This is a trying time, both personally and professionally. Wherever we are, we’re affected by a sort of global lockdown in the face of COVID-19. Both in our personal life and in our professional one, we may feel isolated, out of touch, disconnected, anxious and...

Up Against Giants – the Articl8 Initiative

What is happening within the business of privacy, or “privacy tech”? Lots of privacy-minded players are cropping up … some of them bold enough to take on the Giants. DuckDuckGo, Brave, Qwant ... to name a few - have had enough of adtech - or the Big Tech Giants who...

What’s up with my data?

There’s a lot of talk about data, and it’s not often good news. We hear about data breaches, privacy violations, big fines, stolen identities, and a lack of transparency. … What do we actually know about data, and what can we do to better protect ourselves? We decided...

Ethical Tech – and How to Earn Trust in Today’s Digital World

We’re hearing a lot about trust today. On the one hand, studies are showing an extreme lack of trust in companies, in particular BigTech. On the other hand, we’re seeing an increase in companies that are going out of their way to build trust. What does it take to earn...

For the Health of it – Healthcare in the Digital Age

What kinds of things should we be looking out for, or do, to protect our privacy while managing our health? And when, if at all, should we share our information? We invited Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer with Omada Health, Lucia Savage, to the GoodTech Vidcast...

Investing in Ethical Tech – a 2020 vision

Why do we need to invest in ethical tech? Is there a place in the world for “ethical startups”? We discussed these questions, and more, on last week’s show of the GoodTech Vidcast. With us was investor, author, educator and pioneer, Tony Fish. Proceed to read a recap...

Defining the Value of your Digital You

It's been said that data is more valuable than oil, but just how much is it worth today? In the latest show of the GoodTech Vidcast, we took a closer look at the value of the digital YOU. Our guest was CEO and Founder of CitizenMe, St. John Deakins. Proceed to read a...

Privacy Baked In – a Conversation with Idka co-founder, Bjørn Stormorken

We hear a lot about digital privacy these days. Data breaches and misuse of personal information top the news. Even tech industry leaders are speaking out against what we’re calling the Surveillance Economy. But, what does it mean to build solutions with privacy...

GoodTech Recaps

Idka is the host of a bi-monthly vidcast called GoodTech – an ongoing discussion around ethics and technology. Read the recaps of the shows right here.

Watch the GoodTech Vidcast: bit.ly/2Sb15ZH

Find all the GoodTech Recaps here.