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 7 – 11 January 2019.

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


Chinese gay dating app halts registration after underage HIV reportReuters

The Guardian view on privacy: a fundamental human rightThe Guardian



Google backed on limiting search results over right to be forgottenBBC

Twitter Users in China Face Detention and Threats in New Beijing CrackdownThe New York Times



5 Reasons to be Hopeful About Human Rights in 2019Just Security

Five emerging cyber-threats to worry about in 2019MIT Technology Review

Fixing digital democracy? The future of data-driven political campaigningOpen Democracy

Seven ways technology will change in 2019The Guardian


Technological Solutions 

Humanitarianism is in crisis. Digital innovation won’t fix itIRIN



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


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