HRBDT Weekly News Circular

Prepared by Vivian Ng.

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology Project based at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepares an overview of related news stories from the week.

You can follow the HRBDT project on twitter: @hrbdtNews.

United Kingdom

  1. Privacy International releases new tranche of previously secret documents shedding further light on Government mass surveillance


  1. Security services criticised over use of bulk personal data


  1. MI5 resisting independent oversight of bulk data collection


  1. UK’s top security judges struggle to assess privacy threats


European Union

  1. EU watchdogs permit Privacy Shield to run for one year


  1. Article 29 Working Party Statement on the decision of the European Commission on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield


  1. Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Opinion on the evaluation and review of the ePrivacy Directive


  1. Commission plans export controls for surveillance technology


United States

  1. In Secret Battle, Surveillance Court Reined in FBI Use of Information Obtained From Phone Calls



  1. Victorian privacy commissioner takes on special UN role


Industry and Other Developments

  1. New Yorkers Greet the Arrival of Wi-Fi Kiosks With Panic, Skepticism and Relief


  1. Search engines’ role in radicalisation must be challenged, finds study


Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.


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