HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Amy Dickens

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 3 – 10 November 2017.

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


Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence apps ‘will replace GPs’ within 10 years, company claimsGP Online

Democracy Needs a Reboot for the Age of Artificial IntelligenceThe Nation

Should we be worried about artificial intelligence?The Week

The age of the driverless bus is coming- and we can’t let developers take sole controlThe Guardian

Big Tech

We must not let big tech threaten our security, freedoms and democracyThe Guardian


NHS offers smartphone GP appointmentsBBC News


Big banks have been collecting information on you for yearsThe Independent

The Guardian view on data protection: privacy is not enoughThe Guardian

UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human RightsTechCrunch

Why Europe’s GDPR privacy regulation is good for businessComputer Weekly

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



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