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  • Oct222021

    Interim Report on the Freedom of Thought

    On 19th October 2021, Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, presented his thematic report on the…

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  • Sep032021

    New Research Paper: Facial Recognition Technology in India

    The HRBDT and the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) have jointly published a research paper on facial recognition technology.…

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  • Aug092021

    The Relationship Between Big Tech and Policing is Shielded Behind Commercial Confidentiality – It’s a Problem

    This article by Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou originally appeared on The Conversation website on 4 August 2021. For over ten years, public…

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  • Mar252021

    GCHQ’s Ethical Approach to AI: An Initial Human Rights-Based Response

    This post originally appeared on the about:intel website on 5 March 2021. The UK’s intelligence and security agency (GCHQ) recently…

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  • Mar152021

    CIPER Features Article on Preliminary Research Findings by Sonia Bhalotra and Co-authors on Domestic Violence in Chile During Lockdown

    On 9 March 2021 Centro de Investigación Periodística (CIPER) published an article on its website regarding a preliminary study by…

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  • Dec092020

    A shadow pandemic of domestic violence: The potential role of job loss and unemployment benefits

    This blog by Sonia Bhalotra originally appeared on VoxEU website on 13 November 2020. There has been a global surge…

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  • Oct292020

    Surveillance Arbitration in the Era of Digital Policing

    In their latest article, published in Theoretical Criminology (29 October 2020), Professor Pete Fussey and Dr Ajay Sandhu analyse the…

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  • Oct152020

    Human Rights Expert Receives Major Funding To Investigate Impact of Algorithms on Democracy

    Dr Daragh Murray, a member of the Human Rights Big Data and Technology Project, has been awarded major funding to…

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  • Oct142020

    Human Rights Centre Speaker Series: What place for human rights in the UK’s COVID-19 response?

      Co-hosted by the Human Rights Centre and the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, University of Essex Oct…

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  • Oct132020

    ‘Assisted’ Facial Recognition and the Reinvention of Suspicion and Discretion in Digital Policing

    Automated facial recognition (AFR) surveillance has emerged as a particularly controversial technology among the growing armoury of digital policing tools. …

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