HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Baekkwan Park

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.

Human Rights and Data

Five ways technology will shape the future of politics, society and human rights, Amnesty International,  6 December 2016 Tuesday

http://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2016/12/five-ways-technology-will-shape-the-future-of-politics-society-and-human-rights/

UN World Data Forum gearing up for January kick-off in Cape Town; Over 100 sessions to feature innovative data solutions to improve lives; More than 1,000 data leaders from government, business, science and civil society to collaborate on challenges and initiatives, United Nations (UN), December 7, 2016 https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/statistics/gearing-up-for-un-data-forum.html

Technology tools in human rights, the Engine Room, December 7, 2016 https://www.theengineroom.org/technology-tools-human-rights/

10 BIG DATA SCIENCE CHALLENGES FACING HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS Miguel Luengo Oroz Nov 28, 2016 http://unglobalpulse.org/news/10-big-data-science-challenges-facing-humanitarian-organizations

Human Trafficking

The Department of Defense’s deep web search engine to find human traffickers just got a boost, VentureBeat, December 2, 2016 Friday, Khari Johnson http://venturebeat.com/2016/12/02/the-department-of-defenses-deep-web-search-engine-to-find-human-traffickers-just-got-a-boost/

Gender Equality

STEMM education is route to empowerment and leadership for women

UK Government News, November 28, 2016

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/stemm-education-is-route-to-empowerment-and-leadership-for-women

Terrorism

December 06, 2016: AppSense, Inc.: Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft launch crack down on terrorist content, News Bites – Private Companies, December 7, 2016

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/187891/20161206/facebook-twitter-and-youtube-work-together-to-crack-down-on-terrorist-content-online.htm

Privacy

December 06, 2016: AppSense, Inc.: IBM Watson turns Sherlock Holmes in beta cyber crime programme, News Bites – Private Companies, December 7, 2016http://www.cbronline.com/news/cybersecurity/protection/ibm-watson-sherlock-holmes-beta-cyber-crime-programme/

Snooping, data leaks and the threat to online privacy Experts warn expansive new… Al Jazeera – Eng, 1 December 2016 Thursday, http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/11/snooping-data-leaks-threat-online-privacy-161128152550659.html

Facebook Implements Additional Measures to Prevent Discriminatory Practices in Targeted Advertisements Reed Smith’s AdLaw by Request, December 1, 2016 Thursday https://www.adlawbyrequest.com/2016/12/articles/behavioural-advertising/facebook-implements-additional-measures-to-prevent-discriminatory-practices-in-targeted-advertisements

INTERNET; China takes censorship to sophisticated new level The Globe and Mail (Canada), December 1, 2016 Thursday, NEWS; Pg. A1, 966 words, NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE, Staff http://www.businessinsider.com/china-blocks-vpns-2015-1

Revealed: Rio Tinto’s plan to use drones to monitor workers’ private lives, the Guardian, December 7, 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/08/revealedrio-tinto-surveillance-station-plans-to-use-drones-to-monitors-staffs-private-lives

Surveillance

How to Bridge the Gap? Corporate and Government Surveillance Examined at the UN

December 7, 2016 http://www.ejiltalk.org/how-to-bridge-the-gap-corporate-and-government-surveillance-examined-at-the-un/

Appeals Court to Hear Argument in ACLU Challenge to NSA Internet Surveillance

Targeted News Service, December 6, 2016https://www.aclu.org/news/court-dismisses-aclu-challenge-nsa-internet-surveillance

Putin approves new Russian information security doctrine, BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union – Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, December 6, 2016 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1022208.shtml

Orwellian ‘social credit rating’ to block jobs and travel for Chinese, thetimes.co.uk, November 30, 2016 Wednesday 12:01 AM GMT, WORLD, 451 words, Calum MacLeod, Beijing http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/orwellian-social-credit-rating-to-block-jobs-and-travel-for-chinese-0tdxvwp53

Freedom of Expression

Qatar: Independent News Website Blocked Further Undermines Media Freedom, Human Rights Watch, DECEMBER 7, 2016 12:00AM EST https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/12/07/qatar-independent-news-website-blocked

Health

Traveling with ease, carrying disease? Using mobile phone data to reduce malaria: Guest post by Sveta Milusheva, The World Bank, December 6, 2016 http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/traveling-ease-carrying-disease-using-mobile-phone-data-reduce-malaria-guest-post-sveta-milusheva

Cardiologists Weigh in on Big Data’s Role in Health Care, US Official News, December 1, 2016 Thursday, 823 words https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2016/11/30/15/18/cardiologists-weigh-in-on-big-datas-role-in-health-care?w_nav=LC

The Promise and Challenge of Big Data for Pharma Pharma & Healthcare Monitor Worldwide, November 30, 2016 Wednesday, 1021 words https://hbr.org/2016/11/the-promise-and-challenge-of-big-data-for-pharma

France to open up patient data records amid privacy concerns, US Official News, December 1, 2016 Thursday, 173 words https://iapp.org/news/a/france-to-open-up-patient-data-records-amid-privacy-concerns/

Development and Humanitarian Action

“BIG DATA FOR DEVELOPMENT AND HUMANITARIAN ACTION: TOWARDS RESPONSIBLE GOVERNANCE” REPORT, Mila Romanoff and Siobhan O’Shea Dec 5, 2016 http://www.unglobalpulse.org/news/big-data-development-and-humanitarian-action-towards-responsible-governance-report

UNDP AND UN GLOBAL PULSE RELEASE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DESIGNING DATA INNOVATION PROJECTS, Global Pulse, Dec 7, 2016 http://www.unglobalpulse.org/news/guide-to-designing-data-innovation-projects

Refugees 

TF France: Data for the good of refugees, TechFugees, 6th December 2016

By Aline Mayard https://techfugees.com/news/tf-france-data-for-the-good-of-refugees/

Predictive Policing

Predictive policing violates more than it protects: Column, USA Today, William Isaac and Kristian Lum 5:18 p.m. EST December 2, 2016 http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/spotlight/2016/12/02/predictive-policing-violates-more-than-protects-column/94569912/

 


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