I am a frequent expert contributor to local and international media. Here are a selected list of my media appearances across print, radio, TV, and podcasts:
The battle over end-to-end encryption – BBC News Live TV Broadcast
5 July 2023
I was interviewed for live TV on BBC News discussing the importance of encryption and how it is fundamental to secure, private, and safe messaging for everyone.
These are the 3 biggest fears about AI. Do they really stack up? – Business Insider Magazine
18 June 2023
I was interviewed and quoted in Business Insider Magazine on fears and biases related to generative AI technologies.
BBC News TV Broadcast – BBC News
1 March 2023
I was interviewed for live TV on BBC News discussing the case brought against YouTube to the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding the collection of children’s data in the UK.
Meta hit by £346m data fine as UK lawsuit approaches – UK Tech News
5 January 2023
I was quoted on UK Tech News on the upcoming UK lawsuit accusing Facebook and Meta of abusing its market dominance to unfairly collect consumers’ personal data.
Six O’Clock News – BBC Radio 4
23 December 2022
I was quoted on BBC News and BBC Radio 4 about Meta settling the Cambridge Analytica case for $725m.
The Sunday Show – BBC Radio Scotland
13 November 2022
I was on BBC Radio Scotland to discuss Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover and what this means for social media more broadly.
Regulator reveals algorithmic secrets of China’s Big Tech companies – Tech Monitor
15 August 2022
I was quoted in a Tech Monitor article on the latest developments regarding China’s regulatory requirement for Big Tech companies to disclose their algorithms, and whether this move will happen in the UK.
WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg reveals new privacy features – BBC News, BBC Radio 5 Live, and BBC Radio Ulster
9 August 2022
I was quoted in a BBC News article on WhatsApp’s new features, and interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Ulster on the same story.
The Sunday Show – BBC Radio Scotland
1 May 2022
I was on BBC Radio Scotland to discuss Elon Musk’s planned takeover of Twitter, what that means for those who Tweet, and how his plans square with the UK and EU’s data-related regulatory requirements.
Money Box – BBC Radio 4
23 April 2022
I was on BBC Radio 4 to discuss a curious data breach of a man opening a bank account to find that he can access other people’s accounts.
St Andrews student’s fear after being secretly tracked by Apple AirTags – The Courier article
15 February 2022
I was quoted in The Courier about the data protection vs public considerations of Apple AirTags.
Apple AirTags - ‘A perfect tool for stalking’ – BBC Radio 5 Live
20 January 2022
I was on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the privacy and ethical issues surrounding Apple AirTags and similar bluetooth tracking devices.
Neighbour wins privacy row over smart doorbell and cameras – BBC Radio 5 Live
14 October 2021
I was on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the Amazon Ring doorbell case and the privacy issues surrounding these devices.
Sport technology can be a game-changer but it will never beat emotion - The Courier article
22 July 2021
I wrote an article for The Courier on why data and sport tech transforms how we view and participate in sport but won’t necessarily change how we feel about it.
Ikea France fined €1m for snooping on staff - BBC Radio Scotland
16 June 2021
I was on the Good Morning Scotland BBC Radio Scotland programme to discuss workplace surveillance and data protection about the Ikea France case.
Vaccine Passports: what are they, do I need one, and what information could they contain? - The Courier article
13 March 2021
I wrote an article for print and digital for The Courier explaining what vaccine passports are and how they could take shape in Scotland and the UK.
Despite home learning challenges, there are silver linings - STV News article
27 February 2021
I wrote an article for STV on how despite the fact that online learning has been extremely difficult, especially for those with limited digital access, there still are silver linings that we can take with us as we slowly return to the physical classroom.
Homeschooling and working from home - STV News at Six
19 January 2021
I was interviewed by Louise Hosie for STV News at Six (19th January 2021) on the importance of sharing your homeschool & work experience with those around you to feel less alone following FM Nicola Sturgeon’s lockdown and school closure announcement.
Facebook, Twitter pause government requests for user data from Hong Kong
6 July 2020
I was interviewed and quoted in this PRI The World article about internet privacy in Hong Kong.
Reflecting on the International Data Curation Conference: On FAIRness, preserving memory, and making collective curation ethical
17 April 2020
I am a contributor to the Springer Nature Research Data Blog and have written about my experience at the International Data Curation Conference 2020 in Dublin.
We’re watching you: COVID-19 surveillance raises privacy fears
3 April 2020
I was quoted in this Al Jazeera article on government mandated COVID-19 surveillance applications.
Reflecting on Data Ethics and Life as a Researcher - Janis Wong on Being the 2018-19 St Leonard’s Associate Researcher
2 July 2019
Levelling the Playing Field: young women’s relationship with sport and physical activity – Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe)
27 June 2019
My blog post for the Scottish Parliament Information Centre looking at our Scottish Parliament Committee Report on how the Scottish Government should address the gender gap of young women’s participation in sport and physical activity.