The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

Advancing Human Rights and Humanitarian Responses

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

Health and Human Rights

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

Surveillance and Human Rights

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

Rights Implications, Regulation and Remedies

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Advancing Human Rights in the Era of Big Data

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and based at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, we analyse the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data, artificial intelligence and associated technologies from a human rights perspective

About Us

Based at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, the Project’s multidisciplinary team analyses the opportunities for, and challenges to, human rights posed by big data, artificial intelligence and associated technologies.

Our Research

Our research focuses on four key areas: surveillance, health, advancing human rights and humanitarian responses, and overarching rights-implications, regulation and remedies.

Our Impact & Engagement

Our research engages four key stakeholder groups: corporations, human rights and humanitarian non-governmental organisations, international human rights and humanitarian institutions, and States.

  • Aug132018

    We’re Hiring – Project Administrator

    Applications are invited for the position of Project Administrator, within the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, to work on…

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  • Aug012018

    We’re Hiring! Senior Research Officer (Rights, Regulation and Remedies)

    Applications are invited for the position of Senior Research Officer, within the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, to work…

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Aug06
Right to health impact assessments needed before using Big Data
Right to health impact assessments needed before using Big Data

Big Data is transforming health care in multiple ways, from patient management to diagnostic and treatment methods. These new technologies…

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Aug03
RightsCon 2018 – Mobilising the Might of Rights: A Human Rights Based Approach to AI
RightsCon 2018 – Mobilising the Might of Rights: A Human Rights Based Approach to AI

Artificial intelligence’s (AI) impact on society demands scrutiny of the ways in which it is designed and deployed. Debates have…

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Our Partners

Queen Mary University of London
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