HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Krzysztof Garstka

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 24 – 30 March 2018.

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


AI is Rapidly Changing the Types and Location of the Best-Paying Jobs – MIT Technology Review

Affectiva’s Automotive AI Could Keep Distracted and Drowsy Drivers from Causing Accidents – The Next Web


Iran Angered by US Imposition of Cyber Sanctions – BBC

Active Network Breach: ‘EU Law Boosts Security – BBC


Israel to Launch Big Data Health Project – Reuters

Google X-Ray Project Shows AI Won’t Replace Doctors Any Time Soon – MIT Technology Review

Four in 10 Online GP Firms Not Safe, Say Inspectors – BBC

Privacy, Data Protection and Security

Part 1 – Cambridge Analytica

Investigators Complete Seven-Hour Cambridge Analytica HQ search – The Guardian

Facebook Privacy Settings Revamped After Scandal – BBC

Growth At Any Cost: Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo — And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed – Buzzfeed News

Facebooks Severs Relationship With Third-Party Data Brokers – The Next Web

Facebook Scraped Call, Text Message Data For Years From Android Phones [Updated] – Ars Technica

Part 2 – General

China’s Citizens Do Care About Their Data Privacy, Actually – MIT Technology Review

‘Getting Naked Before The White Man’: Indian Minister Rubbishes Privacy Fears – The Guardian

Blockchain is on a Collision Course with EU Privacy Law – The Next Web


Fake News 2.0: Personalized, Optimized, and Even Harder to Stop – MIT Technology Review

UK Website Age Checks Could Create Facebook of Porn, Critics Warn – The Guardian

Craigslist Drops Dating Ads After New Law – BBC


This Blockchain-Based Surveillance Startup Detects Crime in Real-Time – The Next Web

FBI Sought iPhone Order Before Exhausting Options: U.S. Inspector General – Reuters

Beware the Smart Toaster: 18 tips for Surviving the Surveillance Age – The Guardian

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



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