Predictive Analytics & AI

Chronology of links to articles on intentional data protection infringements and predictive analytics. Work in progress.

27 November 2020
The Covid data spies paid to know ALL your secrets: Town halls harvest millions of highly personal details including if you’re being unfaithful or having unsafe sex
  • A private firm inked deals with local authorities to gather data that can be used to predict who is likely to break lockdown, creating risk analyses for households
  • The system, called Covid OneView, is produced by data analytics firm Xantura
  • Councils said the aim is to help identify those most at risk from coronavirus
  • MPs have said the system lacks transparency and its not clear why so much information about residents’ lives was needed

For more on Xantura profiling, see entries in The GIRFEC Files: Chronicles of SHANARRI (2018 edition) for 1 March, 11 July and 16 September.