Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 12 January 2018

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 12 January 2018
January 12, 2018 Ayman Alhelbawy
In Weekly News Circulars

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 7 – 12 January 2018.

Big Data

Comment: Six ways (and counting) big data systems are harming society – Essential Retail

France’s Macron calls for Europe-wide big data strategyFinancial Times

Discrimination

Google sued over ‘male discrimination’ – BBC News

Health

500,000 Britons’ Genomes Will Be Public by 2020, Transforming Drug Research – MIT Technology Review 

Privacy

Data protection bill amended to protect security researchers – The Guardian 

Social Media Platforms

ECJ to rule on whether Facebook needs to hunt for hate speechTech Crunch

Why Facebook’s news feed is changing – and how it will affect youThe Guardian

Surveillance

House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy SafeguardsThe New York Times

In big push for total surveillance, Beijing bets on facial recognition – The Straits Times

Keep Police Use of Big Data to ‘Acceptable Boundaries,’ says Study – The Crime Report


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