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. MI5 wrongly told staff it was exempt from privacy safeguards

United States

  1. Congress Should Embrace the DOJ’s Cross-Border Data Fix
  1. New White House initiative utilizes data to improve policing nationwide


  1. Is an algorithm any less racist than a human?
  1. Make Algorithms Accountable

Industry and Other Developments

  1. Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations ‘monitoring everyone’
  1. Can companies ever keep our data safe?
  1. Apple’s New Privacy Technology May Pressure Competitors to Better Protect Our Data
  1. Oracle, Having Bet Billions on Its Future, Sets Sights on Data Analysis
  1. Australia: Bureau of Statistics Census and Privacy Concerns

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

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