Technology, Big Data and Human Rights: Scope, Methods and Regulation

  • May222020

    The COVID-19 pandemic: Five urgent principles for leaving no one behind through technology

    This post first appeared on the Universal Rights Group website. The UN Secretary General has characterised the pandemic as a…

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  • Dec172018

    Those pop-up ‘I agree’ boxes aren’t just annoying – they’re potentially dangerous

    Have you noticed the increasing number of pop-ups asking you to consent or “agree” when you visit a website? Do…

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  • Oct162018

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

    On 10 July, the Human Rights, Big Data, and Technology Project (HRBDT) co-hosted an event in London with the Law…

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  • Sep152018

    Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom – Some initial thoughts

    On Thursday, 13 September 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down their decision in Big Brother Watch and…

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  • Sep042018

    A Brief Review of the OHCHR Consultation on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) conducted a consultation on the right to privacy…

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  • Aug172018

    How Does Content Moderation Affect Human Rights? Commentary on the Case of Infowars

    On 6 August 2018, Apple, Facebook and Spotify removed content from Alex Jones’s Infowars pages and accounts on their platforms, which were…

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  • Aug032018

    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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  • Jul232018

    What Next After the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Revelations?

    On 2 July 2018, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (HRBDT) Project co-hosted a panel discussion with the International…

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  • Jul132018

    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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  • Jul092018

    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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