Weekly HRBDT News Circular 17 January 2020

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 10th to 17th January 2020.


Nearly 90% of European websites do not respect privacy regulations – The Brussels Times
Cookie consent tools are being used to undermining EU privacy rules, study suggests – TechCrunch


World’s first living robot invites new opportunities and risks – Forbes

Legal considerations when it comes to robotics in surgery  – Digital Health

A research team builds robots from living cells – The Economist


Social media data needed for ‘harm’ research, say doctors – BBC

Your Fitbit could help health officials predict flu outbreaks in real-time – CNN

Smartwatch band may help spot heart problems, but doctors still required –Health


Mass surveillance for national security does conflict with EU privacy rights court advisor suggests – TechCrunch

New police equipment to search mobile devices – BBC

How the policy use facial recognition, and where it falls short – The New York Times

Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years – BBC

Big Tech

Google’s announced timeline for new privacy policy – BBC

Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company Xnor.ai – Bloomberg

Artificial Intelligence: Deepmind unlocks secrets of human brain using AI learning technique – The Independent


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