HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Ayman Alhelbawy

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 7 – 12 January 2018.

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

Big Data

Comment: Six ways (and counting) big data systems are harming society – Essential Retail

France’s Macron calls for Europe-wide big data strategyFinancial Times


Google sued over ‘male discrimination’ – BBC News


500,000 Britons’ Genomes Will Be Public by 2020, Transforming Drug Research – MIT Technology Review 


Data protection bill amended to protect security researchers – The Guardian 

Social Media Platforms

ECJ to rule on whether Facebook needs to hunt for hate speechTech Crunch

Why Facebook’s news feed is changing – and how it will affect youThe Guardian


House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy SafeguardsThe New York Times

In big push for total surveillance, Beijing bets on facial recognition – The Straits Times

Keep Police Use of Big Data to ‘Acceptable Boundaries,’ says Study – The Crime Report

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



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