HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Shoaib Ehsan

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. This summary contains news articles from 21 to 30 January 2017.

You can follow the HRBDT Project on twitter: @hrbdtNews.

Artificial Intelligence

AI watchdog needed to regulate automated decision-making, say experts —The Guardian

A massive AI partnership is tapping civil rights and economic experts to keep AI safe —Quartz

Whatever happened to the DeepMind AI ethics board Google promised? —The Guardian

Big Data

Guidelines on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in a world of Big Data —Council of Europe


Data privacy a human rights issue, a potential costly one under GDPR —

Big data requires big new privacy legislation, Ontario commissioner says —IT World Canada


The ‘Snoopers’ charter’: Assessing Britain’s new mass surveillance powers —Euro News


These activists are using technology to defend human rights around the world —

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


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