HRBDT Weekly News Circular

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. This summary contains news articles from 28 January to 3 February 2017.

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

Data and Technology

How Facebook is starting to tackle fake news in your news feed – BBC

Humanitarian Futures for Messaging Apps – ICRC

In a post-truth world, statistics could provide an essential public service – The Guardian

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down – Motherboard


Despite Anti-Profiling Rules, The FBI Uses Race and Religion When Deciding Who to Target – The Intercept


Confronting the End of Privacy – The Wall Street Journal

Fingerprint ID mandatory to register SIMs – Bangkok Post

Japanese court rules against paedophile in ‘right to be forgotten’ online case – The Guardian

Privacy Protection Without Law: How Data Privacy Is Shaped by Market Forces – Forbes


Big Data and Security Policies: Serving Security, Protecting Freedom – The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy

National Security Letters Demand Data Companies Aren’t Obligated to Provide – The Intercept

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


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