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.

  • Jun182018

    HRBDT at 4th International Human Rights Symposium in Seoul

    On 5 June 2018, the 4th International Human Rights Symposium took place in Seoul, convened by the Ministry of Justice…

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  • Jun122018

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

    Tuesday 10 July 2018 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm The Law Society, London The Law Society and the Human Rights, Big Data and…

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Jul13
HRBDT Conference – Human Rights in a Digital Age
HRBDT Conference – Human Rights in a Digital Age

On 24 May 2018, The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (HRBDT) Project, based at the Human Rights Centre at…

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Jul09
Why We Need to Stop Talking About ‘Killer Robots’ and Address the AI Backlash
Why We Need to Stop Talking About ‘Killer Robots’ and Address the AI Backlash

This post originally appeared on EJIL: Talk! In the field of artificial intelligence, the spectacle of the ‘killer robot’ looms…

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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