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 10 to 17 February 2017.

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

Administrative Data

How secure data-sharing can help ‘Daniel Blakes’ – Administrative Data Research Network

Criminal Justice

‘Justice by algorithm’ fear over web pilot – The Law Society Gazette

Big data may be reinforcing racial bias in the criminal justice system – The Washington Post

Freedom of Expression

Are There Limits to Online Free Speech? – Data & Society


EU privacy watchdogs seek assurances on U.S. data transfer pact – Reuters


Phones are now indispensable for refugees – The Economist

Social Media

Facebook algorithms ‘will identify terrorists’ – BBC

Mark Zuckerberg pens major Facebook manifesto on how to burst the bubble – The Guardian

The Real Problem With Asking Visa Applicants to Hand Over Their Social Media Passwords – Future Tense

Data Mining Reveals the Rise of ISIS Propaganda on Twitter – MIT Technology Review

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


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