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.



  1. Privacy International and five internet and communications providers challenge British Government’s bulk hacking abroad before the European Court of Human Rights


  1. MI5 staff repeatedly overrode data surveillance rules


  1. Surveillance: Taking liberties?


  1. Vancouver police confirm use of ‘stingray’ surveillance technology




  1. The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Megan Price (HRDAG)*


Data Protection


  1. Where in the world is my data and how secure is it?


Industry and Other Developments


  1. Facebook Removes Potential Evidence of Police Brutality Too Readily, Activists Say


  1. This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult


*The Privacy Advisor Podcast interviews privacy and data protection experts from various stakeholder groups (industry, civil society etc.) weekly.

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