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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  • Dec312019
    12th Asia Human Rights Forum, Seoul, South Korea

    Ensuring Individuals and Groups can Access Justice and Remedies where Their Rights have been Affected by the Use of AI

    A major part of HRBDT’s research is on access to justice and remedies for individuals and groups whose human rights…

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  • Dec312019

    Ensuring that Human Rights are central to AI regulation and governance

    A key part of HRBDT’s work is to show how human rights are both affected by the design, development and…

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  • Dec312019

    Collaborating with the United Nations

    A major focus of the HRBDT project is contributing to the articulation of how human rights standards apply to AI,…

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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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