HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Krisztina Huszti-Orban

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 April to 5 May 2017.

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


Nvidia Lets You Peer Inside the Black Box of Its Self-Driving AI – MIT Technology Review

Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms – The New York Times

Privacy group sues NYPD for release of facial-recognition documents – Reuters

Facebook told advertisers it can identify teens feeling ‘insecure’ and ‘worthless’ – The Guardian

Data protection

GDPR: how charities should prepare for data protection changes – The Guardian

GDPR processor clauses and why they can’t wait – Privacy, Security and Information Law


China announces tighter regulations for online news – BBC News

Chinese Government Releases Overreaching Draft Regulations on Cross-Border Data Transfer – Privacy & Security Law Blog

Net Neutrality Rules May Slow Innovation, but Uncertainty Will Be Worse – MIT Technology Review

Self-regulation by business enterprises

Why 3,000 (More) People Won’t Fix Facebook’s Violent Video Problem – MIT Technology Review


Reined-In N.S.A. Still Collected 151 Million Phone Records in ’16 – The New York Times

Privacy issues help end NSA spying programme – BBC News


Using Brainwaves to Guess Passwords – MIT Technology Review

Amazon ‘style assistant’ divides opinion – BBC News

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

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