HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Manuel Fernandez Sierra

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 7-14 June 2019.

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


The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure – The New Republic

Don’t smile for surveillance: Why airport face scans are a privacy trap – The Washington Post

Blindfold Big Brother. We Need a Global Right to Privacy in Public Spaces – Newsweek

The Myth of China’s Big A.I. Advantage – Slate


UK security services could get Facebook-style data analysis tools – The Guardian

The Surveillance Threat Is Not What Orwell Imagined – TIME


The next big privacy hurdle? Teaching AI to forget – WIRED


NHS data is worth billions – but who should have access to it? – The Guardian

Big data ‘can stop malaria outbreaks before they start – BBC


How A.I. Could Be Weaponized to Spread Disinformation –New York Times

Artificial Intelligence used to ‘take race out of the equation’ in the justice system – Sky News

Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’ – The Washington Post

Big data

Making Data Coherent Drives Salesforce’s $15.3 Billion Deal for Tableau –New York Times


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

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