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 9 – 15 September 2017.

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


Forget Wall Street – Silicon Valley is the new political power in WashingtonThe Guardian

The end of anonymity? Trump and the tyranny of the majorityOpen Democracy

Internet Governance

The Future of the

Policing and Surveillance

Facial recognition database ‘risks targeting innocent people’BBC

Privacy International v the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and OthersUK Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Regulation and Oversight

Data laws to be made fit for digital

EU set to demand Internet firms act faster to remove illegal contentReuters

Privacy International launches international campaign for greater transparency around secretive intelligence sharing activities between governmentsPrivacy International

Self-driving cars must have technology to prevent use in terror, lawmakers sayThe Guardian

UK proposes exemptions to Data Protection BillBBC

Technology Companies

Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’ProPublica

Facial Recognition Is Getting Incredibly Powerful—and Ever More ControversialMIT Technology Review

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


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