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I have a few* thoughts about @MSF and @MagnumPhotos behavour this morning.

(*Lots, over the sound of my grinding teeth.)

Three points (which are not new, really) that need to be hammered home in this debate over and over - are about #consent, #benefit and #circulation. 1/16
1. Consent
There is this standard defence for predatory acts along the lines of "well, they consented". This defence presumes/asserts a bunch of things that just aren't generally true. 2/16
It claims that the subject has sufficient knowledge about the purpose of the image, the motivations of the photographer (and broker: MSF in this case) and the political/economic afterlife of the image to be able to agree to the reasonable consequences of being photographed. 3/16
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Really interesting 168-strong survey, though a shame that only 2 surrogate mothers responded, so with an unintentional focus on those who benefit from #surrogacy it collects key data with balance provided. Our analysis follows. Epic 🧵 1.
2. Same sex respondents (9), 5 admit to using ‘legal loopholes’ to access #commercialsurrogacy in #Ukraine – laws there only permit infertile heterosexual couples to apply for #surrogacy
3. Reason for choosing #surrogacy: #adoption was restricted or not available (this refers to other countries, UK does not discriminate legally against same-sex couples) but #surrogacy can be either expensive or cheap.
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Finally, the #GoldacreReview is published! (During Parliamentary Easter holidays, mid-ping-pong on the #HealthAndCareBill...)

It's 221 pages - each PDF page is a double page spread - so this could be a lo-o-o-ong [Thread].

Here goes...
First point to note, in the Terms of Reference (p5), is that this is about "access to #NHSdata by #researchers, #commissioners, and #innovators" - i.e. #Planning and #CommercialReUse - so it is directly relevant to the operation of millions of people's #NationalDataOptOuts... Terms of reference for the review  1. How do we facilitate a
"185 wide-ranging recommendations for us to explore", says @sajidjavid (p6). Gulp! Time for some coffee...

"systems that ensure #underrepresented groups are well represented" may (partly) refer to this "landmark review", which got off to a slow start:

gov.uk/government/new… The far-reaching independent review into potential ethnic bi
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Children can’t #consent to sex. Children can’t consent to sexual experiments. Children can’t consent to sexual mutilation. #SaveTheTomboys (1/3)
The majority of children being asked to “consent” to sexual medical #abuse will grow up lesbian or gay. Homophobic medical experiments aren’t just for Nazi doctors anymore. Now, they’re #woke. (2/3)
Would you rather have a healthy #lesbian daughter, or a #BigPharma-dependent facsimile of a straight son? #SaveTheTomboys (3/3)
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NCRB - National #Crime Records Bureau releases data on crimes every year. The data tells a dark tale of crimes against #women. The dignity of women is non negotiable. The #Constitution of #India guarantees Right to #Life and Personal #Liberty to all #Indians. Image
Recently released figures by the National Crime Records Bureau show that an average of 93 rapes takes place every single day. #RaiseVoiceAgainstRapes Image
Our hon'ble Courts have held that Rape is a crime against the basic postulates of human rights and is an unlawful intrusion onto the right to privacy and sanctity of a female as guaranteed under Article 21 of the #ConstitutionofIndia Image
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#SupremeCourt to hear the suit filed by the West Bengal Govt against the Centre under Article 131 of the Constitution. The State has challenged the CBI’s jurisdiction to register FIRs and conduct investigations in the State in myriad cases #CBI @MamataOfficial #DSPEAct
Union Government had told the Supreme Court that Mamata Banerjee’s government in West Bengal does not have any “absolute” power to keep the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from investigating crimes inside the State @MamataOfficial #CBI #consent
Attorney General for India, KK Venugopal refers to Page 19 of the suit
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EXPLAINED: The RBI's #AccountAggregator framework that went live on 2 Sept '21! This new change was heralded as "transformative" to the financial ecosystem.

But does its revolutionary potential stand the test? Follow this thread ⬇️ 1/5 #SaveOurPrivacy

internetfreedom.in/explainer-acco…
This framework tries to make #financialdata more accessible between banks or other "Financial Information Providers" and entities requesting that data (like credit platforms) called "Financial Information Users" with the consent of the user.

Here's how it works ⬇️ 2/5
#AccountAggregator supporters say this is a step towards a secure, efficient, & connected financial ecosystem — reducing costs + frauds while prioritising user consent.

But critics say that security issues exist, while the role of RBI in regulating AAs has been questioned. 3/5
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Why do I feel ‘pleasure positive’ is a more exciting idea than ‘sex positive’? A thread.
Pleasure reintegrates sex with everyday life – but it also goes beyond the fixed destination of sex to embrace a spectrum of desires. Those who find sex difficult, or uninteresting, still have a desire for and a right to pleasure
Everyone’s definition of pleasure is different – sex is part of pleasure, but so is affection, touch, food, work, leisure, dreaming, learning, thinking, art. For @gumnaam_musafir it's love, sex, food, loving your own image...
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Welcome back, George.

Now, about that "race-to-the-bottom" slashing of #data #protections...
...which, despite fine words about "maintaining high standards", is plainly the intent of @DCMS's proposed #DataProtection 'reforms':

assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…

...which include the intent to (re)define "#ScientificResearch" 🤔🤔🤔
Of course, we understand #TIGRR's "enthusiasm for #digital", its eye on the value of "highly #profitable consumer data", and frustration with the pesky #protections and #safeguards of #UKGDPR...

assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…
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"#Data: a new direction" - a public consultation by @DCMS on "reforms to the UK’s #DataProtection regime":

gov.uk/government/con…

The consultation ends on 19 Nov 2021, and you can respond by e-mail to DataReformConsultation@dcms.gov.uk or online here:

dcms.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4P… Image
A quick sample of initial reactions...

We're clearly going to be hearing a lot about #LegitimateInterests, as well as #commercial and #public ones. The real question being, how do this Government's interests actually align with YOURS?

140+ pages on a Friday is a lot to digest, but @lilianedwards' "penumbra of often futile determinedly populist ideas largely not evidence-based" seems entirely consistent with @DCMS's Drunkard's Walk through #data and #ID this past year...

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Outlets from @BBCNews to @SkyNews on #Taliban in #Afghanistan describe how #ShariaLaw curtails #WomensRights

This is *false*.

We present the #Caliph of the #Ahmadiyya #Muslim Community from #JalsaUK 2021 on how the #Shariah of #Islam PROTECTS women's rights

👇THREAD
The Caliph's extraordinary speech from #JalsaUK covering the various aspects of the #Shariah on women's rights can be found in full here:

trueislam.co.uk/articles/women…

Below we will review key aspects he highlighted... /1
From the outset, the #Caliph explained that the current notion of "freedom" increasingly pushed in the West is no more than slavery to one's base desires /2

#WomenOfAfghanistan #afghanistandebate
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It is very important in this period of humanity to take a serious look at what is happening in the world friends.

Watch this video first in its entirety & reflect upon current situations critically.

🙏

odysee.com/@AfterSkool:7/…
#Menticide is here & with it, a new attempt to establish a "#TechnoTotalitarian" rule over the lives of American citizens.

The final variant of #Coronavirus could very well be the manifestation of a #NewWorldOrder under #totalitarian rule.
That may sound absurd, but what is very concerning is that many talking heads in the media & even public figures are now making very carefully worded emotional appeals to logic to further induce a totalitarian #masspsychosis.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/01/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/08/01/dai…
Seeing Theory - A visual introduction to probability and statistics.

seeing-theory.brown.edu

OKAI - An Interactive Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

okai.brown.edu

#OnlineEducation #probability #statistics #InteractiveGraphics #ArtificialIntelligence
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2| What caught my eye in this @guardian article was the quote:

“In Israel there is a strong political movement to make #diplomacy through #business. Business first, diplomacy later. When you make a deal together, it opens a lot of doors to diplomacy.”
3| The notion that #profits trump #consent is rather disturbing, but perfectly in line with the product- #spyware.
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I’ve been thinking about a recent change to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regs and wondering why there has not been much publicity around the fact that Minister @BarbaraCreecy_ of @environmentza has quietly given communities a #RightToSayNo to mining on their land.
Before the amendment, mining companies had only to *consult* landowners on environmental impacts of planned mining on their land (no *consent* was required). Here is what Reg 39 of the #EIA Regulations used to look like:
Last month, changes were made to these Regs and the exception for prospecting, exploration & extraction was removed! That means landowners and people in control of land (like the #Xolobeni community) would now have to give consent for any applications for enviro authorisation!
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So the #Protocol is the talk of the town today, but what do the people most affected by it actually think about it?!

We @PostBrexitGovNI thought that was worth finding out. So we’re running polls in NI with @LucidTalk 📊

Here’s the 2nd one –

qub.ac.uk/sites/post-bre…

1/8
HEADLINE: NI is divided over the subject, believe it or not.

47% think Protocol is appropriate; 47% disagree.

What's interesting is that this split hasn’t changed much since last poll in March.

Most think NI needs specific arrangements but they disagree over the Protocol.

2/8
The majority (57%) think there are economic opportunities for NI from the Protocol, but right now, the predominant view of its current impact is negative.

This graph shows positive-minus-negative results 👇

41% say Protocol has a positive impact on NI economy, 48% disagree.
3/8
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Here's a fun #NINO - the UK's National Insurance Number - [Thread] to start the weekend 👇

Maybe I should do an #NHSnumber one sometime? It's a fascinating story, which (ironically) starts with these...
[With thanks to @guy_herbert, @TomSamaki, @PrivacyMatters & others for encouragement!]

Before I start a geeky 'deep dive' on the #NHSnumber, to provide some (personal/professional) context that will hopefully become apparent, I'll just drop these two images here:
So, to begin.

After the Second World War, in a time when we started to think (again) what a #civilised society would be, and when our leaders tried to agree #principles like #UDHR that might prevent the recurrence of genocide, and support #dignity and #HumanRights for all...
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Hi, @BHFDataScience! Please could you point me to a copy of your letter that is reported here:

theguardian.com/science/2021/j…

I've checked your website, but I can't seem to find a copy:

hdruk.ac.uk/helping-with-h…
Ah, no worries - I see it now. You tweeted a link to it, and I see it is on @HDR_UK's website:

hdruk.ac.uk/news/nhs-digit…

On reading your letter, @medConfidential would heartily agree with paragraphs 1, 3 and 5...
On paragraph 3, we very much agree that #trustworthy use of patient data for #ethically-approved #research is good.

But not ALL intended uses of #GPDPR *are* trustworthy, as @NHSDigital's own data release registers confirm:

theysolditanyway.com
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Critical thread on "Self-Spreading #Vaccines"

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for #Health Security: Technologies to Address - Global Catastrophic Biological Risks, Oct 9, 2018

#biosurveillance "biological disruption" "bioterrorism events #bioengineering
"As a subset of infectious #disease emergencies, global catastrophic biological risk (#GCBR) is a special category of risk involving #biological #agents—whether naturally emerging or reemerging, deliberately created & released, or #laboratory engineered & escaped—..."

#COVID19
This "could lead to sudden, extraordinary, widespread disaster beyond the collective capability of national & int. orgs & the #privatesector to control."

"Global catastrophic biological risk", "transformational surveillance technologies"

#Foundations #CorporateConsolidation
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1/3 In today's @Daily_Express I argue it's time to end #criminalisation and #coercion in managing #Covid19. We must return to the old ways of doing #publichealth - #inform #support #consent - they serve us well... express.co.uk/comment/expres…
2/3 #Vaccination doesn't only change what we can do - it changes the decision space. Let's think beyond emergency response, and build the trust and support needed for #ResidualCovid - new trade-offs.
3/3 and apologies to @adph should have said local authorities working with (not under) PHE. End.
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Educating a child about consent begins when that child is born.

#milkshakevideo #consent

If a baby screams when you do something to it, you react. You change the way you are holding it, touching it, feeding it. Maybe you stop shoving food into its mouth, for example.
This lesson continues in toddlerhood. If they scream when you wash their hair saying it hurts, don’t respond with “no it doesn’t” or “it’s just a bit of shampoo”. Honour their reaction, and stop.
If they laugh initially when being tickled or wrestled, but then show distress, stop immediately. Don’t say “but I thought you liked it” or “oh don’t get angry now you were having fun!” or “we’re only playing!”
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