Publications

Our research considers the human rights implications of big data and associated technologies. The Project uses multiple methodologies, including desk-based research, qualitative interviews, econometrics, comparative case studies and computational techniques.

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‘I’m glad that was on camera’: a case study of police officers’ perceptions of cameras
 1 file(s)  39 downloads
Facial recognition download, Law enforcement download February 6, 2017
‘No Black and White Answer About How Far We Can Go’: Police Decision Making Under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
Law enforcement download July 23, 2020
A Paradigm Shift: Detecting Human Rights Violations Through Web Images
 1 file(s)  69 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download March 30, 2017
Accountability for Governance Choices in Artificial Intelligence: Afterword to Eyal Benvenisti’s Foreword
 1 file(s)  74 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download February 11, 2019
An ‘Infodemic’ in the Pandemic: Human Rights and Covid-19 Misinformation
 1 file(s)  24 downloads
Mis and disinformation and deep fakes download July 20, 2020
Are New Technologies an Aid to Reputation as a Disciplinarian?
 1 file(s)  33 downloads
Corporate responsibility download August 5, 2019
Bulk Surveillance in the Digital Age: Rethinking the Human Rights Law Approach to Bulk Monitoring of Communications Data
 1 file(s)  55 downloads
Intelligence oversight download May 10, 2019
Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism Online: What Role for Social Media Platforms?
 1 file(s)  39 downloads
Corporate responsibility download, Law enforcement download, Mis and disinformation and deep fakes download June 1, 2016
Critically Assessing Digital Documents: Materiality and the Interpretative Role of Software
 1 file(s)  16 downloads
July 17, 2017
Data Repository Document – Supplementary materials used in analysis for CHIIR 2020 publication “Towards Search Strategies for Better Privacy and Information”
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download, Intelligence oversight download January 16, 2020
DatNav – How to Navigate Digital Data for Human Rights Research
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
June 1, 2016
Detection of Human Rights Violations in Images: Can Convolutional Neural Networks Help?
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download March 12, 2017
DisplaceNet: Recognising Displaced People from Images by Exploiting Dominance Level
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download June 22, 2019
Evaluating Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Material Classification
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download March 16, 2017
Exploring Object-Centric and Scene-Centric CNN Features and Their Complementarity for Human Rights Violations recognition in images
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download May 12, 2018
Exploring Potential Pathways to Address Bias and Ethics in IR
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
July 18, 2018
Facts, Power and Global Evidence: A New Empire of Truth
 1 file(s)  36 downloads
Health download April 27, 2018
From Cyberpunk to Regulation – Digitised Memories as Personal and Sensitive Data within the EU Data Protection Law
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
July 13, 2017
Hiding in Plain Sight? The ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ and Search Engines in the Context of International Data Protection Frameworks
 1 file(s)  24 downloads
October 13, 2017
HRBDT 2018 Conference Report – Human Rights in a Digital Age
 1 file(s)  105 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download, Companion robots download, Consent download, Corporate responsibility download, Facial recognition download, Health download, Humanitarian assistance download, Intelligence oversight download, Law enforcement download, Mis and disinformation and deep fakes download, Open source investigations download May 24, 2018
HRBDT Background Paper on Consent
 1 file(s)  58 downloads
Consent download August 6, 2019
HRBDT Independent Report on the London Metropolitan Police Service’s Trial of Live Facial Recognition Technology
 1 file(s)  106 downloads
Facial recognition download, Law enforcement download July 3, 2019
HRBDT News Summary 2019
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download, Consent download, Corporate responsibility download, Facial recognition download, Health download, Humanitarian assistance download, Law enforcement download, Mis and disinformation and deep fakes download, Open source investigations download, Press Kit Download January 1, 2020
HRBDT Occasional Paper Series: Beyond Carpenter v U.S.: Broadening Pathways for Protection of the Right to Privacy
 1 file(s)  25 downloads
Law enforcement download December 16, 2018
HRBDT Occassional Paper Series: Between Security and Data Protection: Searching for a Model Big Data Surveillance Scheme Within the European Union Data Protection Framework
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
Intelligence oversight download, Law enforcement download November 16, 2018
HRBDT Project – Key Information
 1 file(s)  41 downloads
Press Kit Download October 22, 2019
HRBDT Report: Identifying Perpetrator Information in Individual-Level Data
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download October 30, 2017
HRBDT Report: Regulation of Big Data Surveillance by Police and Intelligence Agencies
 1 file(s)  36 downloads
Intelligence oversight download, Law enforcement download, Open source investigations download May 14, 2019
HRBDT Report: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 – Putting Human Rights at the Heart of the Design, Development and Deployment of Artificial Intelligence
 1 file(s)  139 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download, Companion robots download, Consent download, Corporate responsibility download, Facial recognition download, Health download, Humanitarian assistance download, Intelligence oversight download, Law enforcement download, Mis and disinformation and deep fakes download, Open source investigations download December 20, 2018
Imperfect Models of the World: Gender Stereotypes and Assumptions in Covid-19 Responses
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download, COVID-19 download July 20, 2020
Improving Hate Speech Detection with Deep Learning Ensembles
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download, Mis and disinformation and deep fakes download May 12, 2018
Intermediary Publishers and European Data Protection: Delimiting the Ambit of Responsibility for Third-Party Rights Through a Synthetic Interpretation of the EU Acquis
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
June 5, 2018
International Human Rights Law as a Framework for Algorithmic Accountability
 1 file(s)  80 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download April 12, 2019
Internet Intermediaries and Counter-Terrorism:Between Self-Regulation and Outsourcing Law Enforcement
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
Intelligence oversight download, Law enforcement download June 13, 2018
Investigating the Interplay Between Searchers’ Privacy Concerns and Their Search Behavior
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
July 13, 2019
ISER Working Paper Series: Does Universalization of Health Work? Evidence From Health Systems Restructuring and Maternal and Child Health in Brazil
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Health download December 16, 2016
ISER Working Paper Series: Productivity Effects of Dengue in Brazil
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
Health download May 14, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper Series: Does Universalization of Healthwork? Evidence from Health Systems Restructuring and Expansion in Brazil
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
Health download January 10, 2019
Looking to the Future: The Scope, Value and Operationalization of International Human Rights Law
 1 file(s)  22 downloads
December 19, 2019
Material Classification in the Wild: Do Synthesized Training Data Generalise Better than Real-world Training Data?
 1 file(s)  1 download
October 14, 2018
Neglecting human rights: accountability, data and Sustainable Development Goal 3
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
Health download September 14, 2017
Policing Uses of Live Facial Recognition in the United Kingdom
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
Facial recognition download, Law enforcement download September 4, 2020
Policy Brief: Creating Safe Zones and Safe Corridors in Conflict Situations: Providing Protection at Home or Preventing the Search for Asylum?
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download June 1, 2017
Policy Briefing on the Escalation of Domestic Violence During the Covid-19 Related Lockdown
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
COVID-19 download, Health download July 7, 2020
Privacy Nudging in Search: Investigating Potential Impacts
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
March 13, 2019
Rapid Evidence Review: Exit through the App Store? (Ada Lovelace Institute)
 1 file(s)  0 download
April 29, 2020
Report from the HRBDT and OHCHR Expert Meeting on the Technology Sector and Access to Remedy Through Non-State-Based Grievance Mechanisms (June 2019)
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
Corporate responsibility download February 14, 2020
Sensing Evil: Counterterrorism, techno-science, and the cultural reproduction of security
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
Law enforcement download June 6, 2016
Submission to the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) Review into Bias in Algorithmic Decision-Making
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download June 7, 2019
Submission to the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) Review on Online Targeting
 1 file(s)  35 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download, Consent download, Mis and disinformation and deep fakes download June 7, 2019
Submission to the Home Affairs Committee on Policing for the Future
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
Law enforcement download February 13, 2017
Submission to the Home Office Consultation on the Government’s Proposed Response to the Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 21 December 2016 Regarding the Retention of Communications Data (Investigatory Powers Act 2016)
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
Intelligence oversight download, Law enforcement download December 21, 2016
Submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence
 1 file(s)  21 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download September 6, 2017
Submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies’ Call for Evidence on Misinformation
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Mis and disinformation and deep fakes download October 30, 2019
Submission to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO) Consultation on Proportionality of Bulk Powers
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Intelligence oversight download, Law enforcement download December 14, 2017
Submission to the OHCHR Call on Ways to Bridge the Gender Digital Divide From a Human Rights Perspective
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download, Consent download, Corporate responsibility download, Facial recognition download February 13, 2017
Submission to the OHCHR Consultation on The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
 1 file(s)  22 downloads
August 3, 2018
Submission to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Human Rights Implications of the Proposed NHSX Contact-Tracing App
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
COVID-19 download, Health download May 11, 2020
Submission to the UK Science and Technology Committee on Algorithmic Decision Making
 1 file(s)  30 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download May 13, 2019
Submission to the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (First Submission)
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
October 20, 2015
Submission to the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (Follow Up Submission)
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
November 24, 2015
Submission to the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation 31 January 2019
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
January 31, 2019
Submission to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG) for the consultation process to inform its 2018 Report to the UN General Assembly
 1 file(s)  1 download
Consent download, Corporate responsibility download May 9, 2018
Technical Memo for Amnesty International Report on Deaths in Detention
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
Humanitarian assistance download August 18, 2016
The ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Online Within G20 Statutory Data Protection Frameworks
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
September 26, 2019
The Key to a Sustainable Digital Future; Human Rights Safeguards
 1 file(s)  44 downloads
Consent download, Corporate responsibility download December 3, 2019
The Right to be Forgotten: The Importance of Forgetting in the Age of the Internet
 1 file(s)  39 downloads
Consent download, Corporate responsibility download, Facial recognition download May 9, 2018
The Uber Game: Exploring Algorithmic Management and Resistance
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download October 30, 2017
UNHCR Legal and Protection Policy Research Series: Political participation of refugees in their country of nationality
 1 file(s)  0 download
Humanitarian assistance download November 9, 2018
Using Big Data to Demonstrate Indivisibility of Rights and Promote Cross-Sectoral Responses to the Sustainable Development Goals
 1 file(s)  36 downloads
Health download February 10, 2019
Using Human Rights Law to Inform States’ Decisions to Deploy AI
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Algorithmic accountability download, Facial recognition download, Law enforcement download April 27, 2020
With Great Reliance Comes Great Responsibility: The Role of Technology Companies during Covid-19
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
July 20, 2020