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  • Oct172018

    HRBDT at The Alan Turing Institute Workshop on Data Trusts

    On 28 August 2018, Lorna McGregor spoke at the ‘Data Trusts Workshop’ held at The Alan Turing Institute, London.  Lorna…

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  • Oct172018

    HRBDT provides evidence to The Law Society’s Public Policy Technology and Law Commission

    On 25 July 2018, Lorna McGregor gave evidence to The Law Society’s Public Policy Technology and Law Commission.  The Law…

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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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  • Oct022018

    HRBDT at Policy Roundtable on Application of Responsible AI: Opportunities for Policing

    On 17 November 2017, Pete Fussey participated in a Reform policy roundtable discussion in London on ‘Application of Responsible AI: Opportunities…

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  • Jul052018

    What Next After the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Revelations?

    On 2 July 2018, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology (HRBDT) Project co-hosted a panel discussion with the International…

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  • Jun152018

    HRBDT at the 2018 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

    From 11 – 13 June 2018, the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum took place in Bonn. Attended by over 2,000…

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  • Jun132018

    HRBDT at 4th International Human Rights Symposium in Seoul

    On 5 June 2018, the 4th International Human Rights Symposium took place in Seoul, convened by the Ministry of Justice…

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  • Jun032018

    HRBDT at the Data Justice Conference 2018

    On 21 – 22 May 2018, Lorna McGregor and Vivian Ng participated in the Data Justice Conference 2018, which was…

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  • May202018

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

    On 17 May 2018, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project hosted a session at RightsCon on a human…

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  • May202018

    HRBDT at the 2018 Global Scholars Symposium

    On 11 – 13 May 2018, the Global Scholars Symposium took place at the University of Oxford. The Symposium, for…

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  • May152018

    HRBDT at the 6th Annual Unintended Consequences Conference

    On 7 – 8 May 2018, the 6th annual Unintended Consequences (UC) Conference on ‘The Power of Failure: New Perspectives…

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  • May102018

    HRBDT at RUSI Workshop on ‘Artificial Intelligence, Prediction and Criminal Justice Decision-Making’

    On 2 May 2018, a RUSI workshop on ‘Artificial Intelligence, Prediction and Criminal Justice Decision-Making’ took place, co-organised with the…

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  • Apr252018

    HRBDT at the 2018 BILETA Conference

    On 10 – 11 April 2018, the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA) 2018 Annual Conference took…

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  • Apr212018

    HRBDT Lecture at the University of Wrocław

    On 19 April 2018, Dr Krzysztof Garstka gave a lecture at the University of Wrocław on ‘From Cyberpunk to Regulation:…

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  • Apr122018

    Businesses as Gatekeepers to Online Content: A Human Rights Approach

    On 11 April 2018, a seminar titled, “Businesses as Gatekeepers to Online Content: a Human Rights Approach ” took place…

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  • Mar272018

    HRBDT at 2018 FIDH International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights

    On 17 March, Lorna McGregor spoke on the panel ‘Artificial Intelligence: Opportunity or threat for human rights?’ at the International…

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  • Mar262018

    HRBDT at Workshop on Economics of Health Behaviours and Information

    On 15 – 16 March 2018, Sonia Bhalotra chaired a panel session on ‘What works in health messaging? New international research’…

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  • Mar252018

    HRBDT at the Post-Truth Phenomenon Conference

    On 15 – 17 March 2018, the Post-Truth Conference was held at the University of Cambridge. The conference aimed at…

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  • Mar012018

    HRBDT at EU FRA Expert Meeting on Big Data and Fundamental Rights

    On 28 February 2018, Daragh Murray participated in a roundtable workshop on ‘Mapping the impact of big data on fundamental…

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  • Feb282018

    HRBDT at the 10th Enquire Conference

    On 24 February 2018, the 10th Enquire conference took place on ‘Identity, Belonging and Activism in the 21st Century’, organised by…

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  • Feb272018

    HRBDT at CRISP ‘The Future of Surveillance Cameras in the UK’

    On 21 February 2018, Peter Fussey chaired a Question Time-themed event on ‘The Future of Surveillance Cameras in the UK’,…

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  • Feb262018

    HRBDT at the 2018 OHCHR Expert Workshop on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

    On 19 – 20 February 2018, the OHCHR Expert Workshop on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age took…

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  • Feb232018

    HRBDT at UNRISD Workshop on New Technology and Human Rights

    On 16 February 2018, Catherine Kent, Sheldon Leader and Sabrina Rau participated in a workshop convened by the United Nations Research…

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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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  • Dec232017

    HRBDT at the 2017 Internet Governance Forum

    From 17 – 21 December 2017, the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which aims to facilitate the discussion of…

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  • Nov302017

    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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  • Nov022017

    HRBDT Presentation to the European Youth Forum

    On 23 October 2017, the European Youth Forum, a network of youth organisations in Europe that aims at empowering young…

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  • Nov012017

    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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  • Oct162017

    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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  • Oct152017

    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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  • Oct142017

    HRBDT at the 2017 INTRALaw Workshop on Business and Human Rights

    On 2 – 3 October 2017, INTRALaw (International and Transnational Tendencies in Law) of the University of Aarhus, Denmark, organised…

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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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  • Oct072017

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sep032017

    HRBDT at the 2017 European Forum Alpbach

    In August 2017,  the European Forum Alpbach took place, co-organised by the Austrian Ministry of Science and the Austrian Science…

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  • Jul142017

    HRBDT at the 2017 Privacy Laws & Business Annual Conference

    On 4 July 2017, David Erdos spoke on ‘Data protection law liability and user generated content: Ways forward under the GDPR’…

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  • Jun262017

    HRBDT at the 2017 International Meeting on Law and Society

    On 20 – 23 June 2017, the International Meeting on Law and Society, ‘Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in…

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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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  • Apr282017

    HRBDT at Kerala Urban Observatory Workshop

    On 25 – 26 April 2017, Peter Fussey gave a presentation on ‘Digital Data, Ethics and Rights’ to urban planners in…

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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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  • Jul222016

    HRBDT at the Privacy, Personality and Flows of Information Conference 2016

    On 20 July 2016, Lorna McGregor participated in a panel discussion on ‘Big Data, Health Data and Open Data’ at the…

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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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