The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

Advancing Human Rights and Humanitarian Responses

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

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The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

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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.

  • Jun122018

    Upcoming Event: Free, Informed and Unambiguous Consent in the Digital Age

    Tuesday 10 July 2018 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm The Law Society, London This research seminar will analyse whether consent can be considered…

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  • Jun052018

    We’re Hiring! Senior Research Officer (Surveillance Practices)

    Applications are invited for the position of Senior Research Officer, within the Department of Sociology, University of Essex, to work…

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Jun19
The Call for Radical Transparency, Meaningful Accountability and Commitment to Remedy – David Kaye’s Report on Content Regulation
The Call for Radical Transparency, Meaningful Accountability and Commitment to Remedy – David Kaye’s Report on Content Regulation

On 6 April 2018, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and…

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Jun19
Finding Trump with Neural Networks
Finding Trump with Neural Networks

This post originally appeared on Medium When the President tweets, how do we know who is really behind the keyboard? With a trained…

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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