Clearview AI signals growing data privacy problem
BY Branka Marijan According to a recent report by Canada’s privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and three provincial counterparts, Clearview AI has broken Canada’s privacy laws. Therrien told reporters that the company’s technology and actions amounted to an illegal mass surveillance of Canadians. While Clearview AI no longer operates... [Read More]
Event: Canada and the Arms Trade
BY Ploughshares Join Project Ploughshares for a virtual discussion on Canada’s historical role in the arms trade, current trends, and what lies on the path ahead. [Read More]
From Safety to Security: Global Workshop Series Report
BY Jessica West and Gilles Doucet In November 2020, global space experts were invited to participate in a series of regional online workshops to identify priorities and possible next steps in the development of norms related to space-based military capabilities and activities. [Read More]
It's time for Canada to signal a shift in its nuclear disarmament policy
BY Cesar Jaramillo January 22nd marked a historic milestone for nuclear disarmament as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) came into force, officially becoming part of international law. Adopted by 122 states in 2017, the TPNW began a 90-day countdown to entry into force last... [Read More]
Could a new U.S. administration influence Canada’s arms export policy?
BY Kelsey Gallagher In the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Joe Biden pledged to end arms sales to countries fueling the war in Yemen—specifically, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Only seven days into the Biden presidency, the U.S. government announced a hold on weapons worth... [Read More]
Event: Nuclear Ban Treaty Entry into Force
BY Ploughshares January 22nd 2021 marked a historic milestone for nuclear disarmament as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) came into force, officially becoming part of international law. [Read More]
Five things to know about the nuclear ban treaty
BY Cesar Jaramillo Formally known as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the nuclear ban treaty is a legally binding multilateral instrument that establishes an explicit prohibition of nuclear weapons, as a step to achieving their complete elimination. It was adopted by 122 states on... [Read More]

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