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. EU to crack down on online services such as WhatsApp over privacy


  1. Police chiefs want new law that would compel people to reveal passwords


  1. UK Information Commissioner’s Response to the e-Privacy Directive Consultation


  1. Tech industry’s legal shield is feeling the heat



  1. Here’s How Data From Amazon’s Delivery Algorithm Can Help Reduce Discrimination



  1. ONC Report to Congress Identifies Gaps in Oversight of Privacy and Security of mHealth Technologies and Health Social Media


Industry and Other Developments

  1. Powerful NSA hacking tools have been revealed online


  1. New AI Finds and Maps Poverty, Researchers Say


  1. How the Department of Justice used data to hold Baltimore police accountable


And an interesting depiction of privacy issues in the context of surveillance:

  1. International Center of Photography: “Public, Private, Secret” Exhibition


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


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