HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Shoaib Ehsan

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 15 to 21 July 2017.

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

Hate Speech

European human rights court rejects free speech defense of extremist videosReuters

Human Rights and Technology

$5 Million Grant From Microsoft Will Help UN Track Human-Rights AbusesPassBlue

Artificial Intelligence and the Overwhelming Question of Human RightsForbes

Digital India has already shut down the internet 29 times in 2017Daily O

New methods and technology can make elections fairerThe Economist

Korean defectors show locations of mass graves using Google EarthArs Technica

 Surveillance and Privacy

No One Should Have to Guess Meaning of Surveillance LawsHuman Rights Watch

Silicon Valley mostly quiet in internet surveillance debate in CongressReuters

“Surveillance is the business model of the internet”openDemocracy

UN Experts Seek Halt to Use of Spyware in Mexico and Want Full ProbeReuters

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


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