HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Ajay Sandhu

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 4 to 10 March 2017.

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

Big Data Commentary

Big data and the New Transparency: Measuring and representing police killings – Big Data and Society

Big Data is a big lie without little data: Humanistic intelligence as a human right – Big Data and Society

Big data’s power is terrifying. That could be good news for democracy – The Guardian

The Datafication of Criminal Justice – The British Journal of Criminology: Themed Issue on Big Data and Criminology


Activists Rush to Save Government Science Data — If They Can Find It – The New York Times


A Collection of Reports on Privacy From the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th Session – Privacy International

International Women’s Day 2017: A PI Network Highlight Reel – Privacy International

What Can Be Gleaned From Trump’s Allegations of Wiretapping – The New York Times

WikiLeaks Releases Trove of Alleged C.I.A. Hacking Documents – The New York Times

WikiLeaks: The CIA is using popular TVs, smartphones and cars to spy on their owners – Washington Post

With the latest WikiLeaks revelations about the CIA – is privacy really dead? – The Guardian

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


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