Surveillance and Human Rights

  • Jul032018

    Quick Comment on UK Draft Data Retention and Acquisition Regulations 2018 and the Definition of ‘Serious Crime’ for Bulk Surveillance Powers

    The UK Government has published the Draft Data Retention and Acquisition Regulations 2018, which propose changes to the Investigatory Powers…

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  • May172018

    Police are using big data to profile young people, putting them at risk of discrimination

    Originally published in The Conversation on 16 May 2018. Amnesty International has raised a series of human rights issues in…

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  • Sep052017

    ‘Doxing’ and White Nationalists’ Right to Privacy

    Introduction The recent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia between rival protestors over a statue memorialising a general in the Confederate Army…

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  • Jul272017

    Regulating Surveillance in the UK

    Originally published by the HUJI Cyber Security Research Center’s Cyber Law Program The surveillance practices of intelligence agencies, and in particular…

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  • Jul272017

    Amnesty International’s Tanya O’Carroll on privacy & the ‘nothing to hide, nothing to fear’ argument

    I recently interviewed Tanya O’Carroll, a Technology and Human Rights advisor at Amnesty International, to discuss government surveillance and its…

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  • Jul252017

    “People just don’t get it” – An interview with Kade Crockford of the ACLU of Massachusetts about why surveillance issues aren’t getting the attention they deserve

    The precarious state of privacy often fails to stir public attention. For example, the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA), a piece…

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  • Apr182017

    The Police’s Data Visibility – Part 2: The Limitations of Data Visibility for Predicting Police Misconduct

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part blog post examining the potential impact of data visibility on law enforcement. In…

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  • Apr182017

    The Police’s Data Visibility – Part 1: How Data Can Be Used To Monitor Police Work and How It Could Be Used To Predict Fatal Force Incidents

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part blog post examining the potential impact of data visibility on law enforcement. The…

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  • Mar082017

    Data Driven Policing: Highlighting Some Risks Associated with Predicting Crime

    The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project (the Project) recently made a submission to the UK Home Affairs Committee…

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  • Nov162016

    Big Data, Mass Surveillance, and The Human Rights, Big Data & Technology Project

    Editor’s note: This post forms part of a larger series addressing key issues related to human rights, technology and big data.  Digital…

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