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  • Jun182019

    AI for Good but Good for All?

    The Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao opened the third “AI for Good Summit” in Geneva…

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  • Mar262019

    HRBDT Public Panel Discussion: “Algorithmic Accountability and Human Rights” 26 March 2019

    On 26 March the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project hosted a panel discussion at The Royal Society on “Algorithmic…

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  • Dec172018

    Those pop-up ‘I agree’ boxes aren’t just annoying – they’re potentially dangerous

    Have you noticed the increasing number of pop-ups asking you to consent or “agree” when you visit a website? Do…

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  • Dec122018

    An End to PFI/PF2 – Implications for the Right to Health

    On 29thOctober 2018, Philip Hammond delivered a Conservative Budget declaring an end to austerity and outlining plans for a post-Brexit economy.…

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  • Nov262018

    UN austerity and human rights report highlights Big Data risks in the UK

    Big Data and artificial intelligence are, perhaps surprisingly, a featured highlight in the UN expert’s report on extreme poverty in…

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  • Oct232018

    ALMA-ATA at 40: Its Values are Relevant to the Data Economy

    In 1978 when the Alma-Ata Declaration called on urgent action by all governments to protect and promote the health of…

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  • Oct162018

    Free, Informed and Unambiguous Consent in the Digital Age: Fiction or Possibility?

    On 10 July, the Human Rights, Big Data, and Technology Project (HRBDT) co-hosted an event in London with the Law…

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  • Sep152018

    Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom – Some initial thoughts

    On Thursday, 13 September 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down their decision in Big Brother Watch and…

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  • Sep042018

    A Brief Review of the OHCHR Consultation on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) conducted a consultation on the right to privacy…

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  • Aug172018

    How Does Content Moderation Affect Human Rights? Commentary on the Case of Infowars

    On 6 August 2018, Apple, Facebook and Spotify removed content from Alex Jones’s Infowars pages and accounts on their platforms, which were…

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