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 24 to 31 March 2017.

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

Privacy and Surveillance

Call for encryption ban pits Rudd against industry and colleagues – The Guardian

If You Want to Stop Big Data Breaches, Start With Databases – Wired

Rudd’s call for backdoor access suggests hazy grasp of encryption – The Guardian

When Fingerprints Are as Easy to Steal as Passwords – The Atlantic

Your browsing history may be up for sale soon. Here’s what you need to know – The Guardian

Politics and Economy

Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era – New York Times

ONS looks to big data as it explores new ways to measure UK economy – The Guardian

Snoops may soon be able to buy your browsing history. Thank the US Congress – The Guardian

Towards data justice? The ambiguity of anti-surveillance resistance in political activism – Big Data and Society

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


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