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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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  • Sep302020

    Big Data on BHR: Innovative Approaches to Analysing the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre Database

    On 30 September 2020 an article published in the Business and Human Rights Journal by Dr James Allen-Robertson and co-authors…

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  • Sep152020

    HRBDT News Update: January – August 2020

    I am delighted to introduce the first update of the ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project for 2020,…

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  • Sep112020

    Essex Expertise Informs Facial Recognition Decision

    The expertise and leading-edge research of three Essex academics has informed a landmark judgment on police use of facial recognition.…

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  • Sep012020

    AI’s Role in COVID-19 Poses Human Rights Risks Beyond Privacy

    Blog written by Carmel Williams. It should come as no surprise that artificial intelligence (AI) is being positioned as significant to…

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  • Aug182020

    When an Algorithm Gets It Wrong – Pete Fussey Interviewed for Police and Facial Recognition Podcast by MIT Technology Review

    Project Co-Director Prof Pete Fussey was recently interviewed for ‘When an Algorithm Gets It Wrong’, the first in a four-part…

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