Rights, regulation and remedies

Work Stream One focuses on how technology and big data are reshaping the conceptualisation of rights in today’s digital age. It provides an insight into the nature of, and connections between, the positive and negative human rights implications of technology and big data and maps the existing and developing legal responses at the international and multi-stakeholder forum levels.


  • Jun152018

    Google’s new principles on AI need to be better at protecting human rights

    Originally published by The Conversation on 15 June 2018. There are growing concerns about the potential risks of AI –…

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  • Jun052018

    Cambridge Analytica is more than a data breach – it’s a human rights problem

    Originally published in The Conversation on 4 June 2018. The closure of Cambridge Analytica following the revelations about its use…

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  • May302018

    Locating Human Rights in the Critical Analysis of Algorithmic Decision-Making: A Brief Commentary on the Science and Technology Committee Report on Algorithms in Decision-Making

    The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee recently released the Fourth Report of Session 2017-2019 on ‘Algorithms in decision-making’. The release…

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  • Mar292018

    Cybersecurity and Human Rights: Some Reflections

    The Bury St Edmunds Amnesty International Group and West Suffolk College co-organised a conference on Cybersecurity and Human Rights on 11 January…

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  • Mar192018

    Accounting for the Most Vulnerable: Ensuring Big Data Works for Sustainable and Inclusive Development

    Published on the UNRISD blog on 15 March 2018 The increasing use of big data with its inability to accurately…

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