HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Katerina Hadjimatheou

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 10 – 14 December 2018.

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


Developing AI in a responsible way: launch of Montréal Declaration for Responsible Development of Artificial IntelligencePhys Org

Member States and Commission to work together to boost artificial intelligence “made in Europe  – European Commission Press Release

UK media coverage of artificial intelligence dominated by industry and industry sourcesReuters Institute and Oxford University



A new AI method can train on medical records without revealing patient dataMIT Tech Review

Two mental health chatbot apps have required updates after struggling to handle reports of child sexual abuseBBC News



All the news from Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s appearance before the House Judiciary CommitteeThe Verge

At a New York privacy pop-up, Facebook Sells itselfWired

Australia’s ban on encryption could endanger us allMIT Tech Review Tech giants

Facebook fact-checking in disarray as journalists push to cut tiesThe Guardian

Federal data privacy law introduced by 15 US senatorsCNET

Google says it won’t sell face recognition for now—but it will be hard to slow its useMIT Tech Review

Google to shut down early after privacy flaw affects over 50m usersThe Guardian

Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspectBBC News

Privacy groups pan pre-emption,  said federal legislation should leave strong state efforts aloneBroadcasting & Cable

Supreme court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computerTimes Colonist



Artificial intelligence will detect child abuse imagesThe Telegraph

Taylor Swift Said to Use Facial Recognition to Identify StalkersNew York Times



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

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