Weekly HRBDT News Circular 23 August 2019

Weekly HRBDT News Circular 23 August 2019
August 26, 2019 Elena Abrusci
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 19 – 23 August 2019.


AI, Big Data and Human Rights

Digital politics: AI, big data and the future of democracy, Deutsche Bank

Can the Universal Periodic Review hold governments accountable on digital rights?, OpenGlobalRights



Outlook is Good for Health Care, Thanks to Big Data, Information Week

Putting the data before the algorithm in big data addressing personalized healthcare, Doc Wire

AI May Save Some Time, but It Can’t Listen to a Patient, Medscape

Google’s DeepMind: The complexity of AI in healthcare, Tech_HQ



Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong, The New York Times

Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior From China, Facebook Newsroom

Facebook, Twitter and the Digital Disinformation Mess, The Washington Post

Hong Kong protests: YouTube takes down 200 channels spreading disinformation, The Guardian

False images and videos about Open Arms show that not even a ‘full humanitarian crisis’ in the Mediterranean can stop misinformation, Poynter


Surveillance and Facial Recognition

EU plans sweeping regulation of facial recognition, Financial Times

Facial recognition: ten reasons you should be worried about the technology, The Conversation

Facial recognition is now rampant. The implications for our freedom are chilling, The Guardian


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