Human Rights, Big Data & Technology: 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. ‘Report of The UK Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation: Bulk Powers Review’
  1. ‘Internet spying powers backed by review’– BBC
  1. ‘Summary report on the public consultation on the Evaluation and Review of the ePrivacy Directive’– European Commission
  1. ‘EU spymasters lobby for change in encryption law’– Financial Times



  1. ‘Algorithms are not impartial — and may penalise by race’– Financial Times



  1. ‘Future NHS: What if people controlled their own health data?’– GPOnline
  1. ‘Mobile Apps Study Underscores Necessity of Strong Best Practices for Health and Wellness Data’– Future of Privacy Forum


Industry and Other Developments

  1. ‘Datnav: New Guide to Navigate And Integrate Digital Data in Human Rights Research’– The Engine Room
  1. ‘Relaxing Privacy Vow, WhatsApp to Share Some Data With Facebook’– The New York Times
  1. ‘Social media groups accused of terror fight failings’– Financial Times
  1. ‘Facebook’s new app for teens is ‘always public and viewable by everyone’’– The Guardian

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

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