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  • May102018

    HRBDT at RightsCon 2018 – Mobilising the Might of Rights: A Human Rights Based Approach to AI

    The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project is delighted to announce its forthcoming RightsCon 2018 session: Mobilising the Might…

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  • May022018

    HRBDT Conference – Human Rights in a Digital Age

    The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project is delighted to announce its forthcoming conference: Human Rights in a Digital…

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  • Jan192018

    Members of HRBDT Project Submit Evidence on Proposed Amendments to Investigatory Powers Act

    On 30 November 2017 the Home Office issued an open consultation regarding proposed amendments to the UK Investigatory Powers Act…

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  • Nov202017

    HRBDT at the 2017 UN Business and Human Rights Forum

    On 27 November 2017, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, together with the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic…

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  • Nov152017

    Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Rule of Law

    On 9 October 2017, Lorna McGregor participated in a debate on ‘Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Rule of Law’,…

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  • Oct152017

    Algorithmic Decision Making and its Human Rights Implications

    On 12 – 13 October 2017, Lorna McGregor participated in a workshop within the Global Network of Internet and Society…

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  • Oct122017

    Submission to the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

    In September 2017, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project made a submission to the House of Lords Select Committee…

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  • Oct112017

    HRBDT at the 2017 GDPR:SUMMIT

    On 9 October 2017, Krisztina Huszti-Orban presented on ‘The challenges brought by data-driven technologies to securing free and informed consent:…

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  • Oct062017

    HRBDT at the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

    On 20 September 2017, Lorna McGregor participated in a side event on ‘Artificial Intelligence, Justice and Human Rights’ at the 36th session…

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  • Sep302017

    HRBDT at the 2017 Tommy Flowers Institute Autumn Conference

    On 26 – 27 September 2017, Lorna McGregor participated in the 2017 Tommy Flowers Institute Autumn Conference on ‘Security and…

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  • Sep042017

    HRBDT at the 2017 MyData Conference

    On 30 August 2017, Krisztina Huszti-Orban presented on ‘The Role of Consent in the Collection, Retention, Processing and Sharing of…

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  • Jun262017

    HRBDT at the 2017 International Meeting on Law and Society

    On 22 June 2017, Carmel Williams presented on ‘Using Big Data to Strengthen Accountability of Universal Periodic Review Recommendations’ as part of…

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  • Jun202017

    HRBDT at Digital Impact London

    On 16 June 2017, Vivian Ng participated in a conversation with Andrew Means on ‘Considering Bias’ at Digital Impact London,…

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  • Jun102017

    HRBDT at ITU AI for Global Good

    From 7 – 9 June 2017, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project participated in the ITU AI for…

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  • Jun052017

    HRBDT at the 2017 Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference

    On 30 May 2017, Ajay Sandhu presented a paper on ‘The Police’s Data Visibility: How Data Technologies Are Used to…

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  • May312017

    Human Rights Practice in the Digital Age Workshop

    On 27 March 2017, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project co-hosted a one-day workshop with the Centre of…

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  • May012017

    Submission to the Science and Technology Committee on Algorithms in Decision-Making

    In April 2017, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project made a submission to the Science and Technology Committee’s…

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  • Apr012017

    HRBDT at RightsCon 2017

    The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project was pleased to host two sessions on 30 March at RightsCon 2017.…

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  • Mar092017

    HRBDT at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

    On 7 March 2017, Lorna McGregor participated in a side event organised by Article 19 and co-sponsored by the Privacy…

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  • Mar012017

    Submission to Home Affairs Select Committee on Policing for the Future: Changing Demands and New Challenges

    In February 2017, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project made a submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee…

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  • Mar012017

    Submission to OHCHR on the Gender Digital Divide

    In February 2017, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project made a submission to the Office of the United…

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  • Mar012017

    HRBDT at New Zealand Human Rights Commission Workshop

    On 27 February 2017, Paul Hunt and Carmel Williams led discussions on ‘The Role of Big Data in Universal Periodic Review Research’…

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  • Feb242017

    HRBDT at the Surveillance by Consent: Strengthening the Code of Practice for the Use of CCTV Public Policy Exchange

    On 22 February 2017, Pete Fussey gave a keynote speech at Public Policy Exchange’s symposium on ‘Surveillance by Consent: Strengthening…

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  • Feb152017

    HRBDT at Open Sources, Closing Borders: Policing, Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime in Europe after Brexit

    On 13 February 2017, Pete Fussey spoke on a panel on ‘Open Source Digital Data, Security and Citizenship’ at the…

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  • Jan312017

    Talk Big Data: Big Data, Big Questions

    Archived – Please note this event series took place in the past and has been left here for reference purposes.…

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  • Jan302017

    HRBDT at the CSR Europe-Microsoft Informal Roundtable on Advancing Human Rights in the Era of Big Data

    On 27 January 2017, Daragh Murray participated in an informal roundtable on ‘Advancing Human Rights in the Era of Big…

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  • Jan302017

    HRBDT at the 2017 Computers, Data Protection and Privacy Conference

    On 26 January 2017, Pete Fussey spoke on a panel on ‘AI, Ethics and Privacy’, organised by the 4TU.Centre for…

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  • Jan162017

    HRBDT at Wilton Park – The Future of Human Rights in a Multi-Polar World: Exploring Opportunities for Further Engagement

    On 12 January 2017, Ahmed Shaheed chaired a session on ‘Ensuring Accountability and Transparency: Maintaining Freedom of Information’ at a…

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  • Dec232016

    HRBDT at the Indian Statistical Institute’s 12th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development

    On 20 December 2016, Sonia Bhalotra, along with collaborators Rudi Rocha (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, IE-UFRJ) and Rodrigo Soares…

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  • Dec092016

    HRBDT at the Surveillance & Democracy: Privacy Rights in the Digital Age Symposium

    On 7 December 2016, Pete Fussey made interventions at the ‘Surveillance & Democracy: Privacy Rights in the Digital Age’ symposium,…

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  • Nov182016

    HRBDT at the UN Business and Human Rights Forum 2016

    On 16 November 2016, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, together with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian…

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  • Nov162016

    Introducing the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Blog Series

    Archived – Please note this blog series took place in the past and has been left here for reference purposes. Over…

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  • Oct242016

    HRBDT at Re:publica Panel on Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Age

    On 20 October 2016, Daragh Murray participated in a panel discussion on ‘Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Age’,…

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  • Sep272016

    HRBDT at Health and Gender: Global and Economic Perspectives Conference

    On 23 September 2016, Sonia Bhalotra and Paul Hunt presented their preliminary findings on Brazil’s Family Health Program at the ‘Health…

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  • Aug242016

    DatNav: New Guide to Navigate Digital Data in Human Rights Research

    From online videos of rights violations, to satellite images of environmental degradation, to eyewitness accounts disseminated on social media, we…

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  • Jul252016

    HRBDT at the Motion Systems Perspectives Conference 2016

    On 22 July 2016, Klaus McDonald-Maier presented recent research undertaken at the University of Essex, including big data analytics, computer…

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  • Jun162016

    HRBDT at Wilton Park – Safeguarding Rights in the Big Data Revolution

    On 14 June 2016, Lorna McGregor chaired a session on ‘Realising Opportunities and Managing Risks of Big Data – Some…

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  • Mar102016

    HRBDT at the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

    On 8 March 2016, Lorna McGregor participated in a side event at the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights…

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  • Mar092016

    Official Launch of the Project

    Wednesday 2 March marked the official launch of the multi-disciplinary Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, funded by a grant of…

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  • Dec012015

    Submission to the WSIS+10 Review Process

    In October and November 2015, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project made two submissions to the WSIS+10 Review…

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