Tag: funding matters

DATACTIVE protests lack of ethical review UvA-Huawei collaboration

DATACTIVE, together with Bits of Freedom, the Data Justice Project and many individual scientists, signed the Funding Matters statement that protests the collaboration of a project at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije University with Huawei. While collaboration with companies is not problematic per se, it is important that such collaborations undergo careful ethical scrutiny. Standards for such structural reviews of the societal impact of such collaborations are currently not in place. Huawei has been accused of collaborating with the Chinese government in human rights violations against the Uyghur people as well as facilitating surveillance in Uganda.