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Big Data and Technology
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Regulation and Remedies

The Human Rights,
Big Data and Technology
Project

 

Surveillance and Human Rights

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Advancing Human Rights in the Era of Big Data

The Economic and Social Research Council-funded Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, based at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, maps and analyses the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies from a human rights perspective.

About Us

Based at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, the Project and its multidisciplinary team of researchers analyse both the opportunities for and challenges to human rights enjoyment and protection posed by big data and associated technologies.

Our Research

Our research, which spans four inter-related Work Streams, adopts numerous methodologies, varying from desk-based research to qualitative interviews. Outputs over the course of the Project will include, inter alia, books, articles, policy papers, blogs and podcasts.

Our Impact & Engagement

Our research aims to engage four key stakeholder groups: States; Corporations; International Human Rights and Humanitarian Institutions;   and Human Rights and Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations.

  • May312017

    Human Rights Practice in the Digital Age Workshop

    The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project co-hosted a one-day workshop with the Centre of Governance & Human Rights…

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    HRBDT
  • Jan312017

    Talk Big Data: Big Data, Big Questions

    Archived – Please note this event series took place in the past and has been left here for reference purposes.…

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    HRBDT
Aug08
Vicarious Trauma of the Private Counter-Terror Workforce: Extending the Duty of Care
Vicarious Trauma of the Private Counter-Terror Workforce: Extending the Duty of Care

Communities used to gather on street corners, sidewalks, parks and public squares. Today, social media platforms are increasingly the forum…

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Jul27
Regulating Surveillance in the UK
Regulating Surveillance in the UK

Originally published by the HUJI Cyber Security Research Center’s Cyber Law Program The surveillance practices of intelligence agencies, and in particular…

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Our Partners

University of Cambridge
Eye Witness Media
FXB Center for Health & Human Rights
Human Rights Data Analysis Group
Universal Rights Group
World Health Organisation
Geneva Academy