Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 1 September 2017

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 25 August – 1 September 2017.


The ICC’s New Libya Case: Extraterritorial Evidence for an Extraterritorial CourtJust Security

Freedom of Expression

How ‘Doxxing’ Became a Mainstream Tool in the Culture WarsThe New York Times

The Internet of HateSlate

The far right is losing its ability to speak freely online. Should the left defend it?The Guardian


China web users debate new rules on online identityBBC

Uber pulls U-turn on controversial tracking of users after trip has endedThe Guardian

The Guardian view on privacy: computers gossipThe Guardian


AI’s rapid advance sparks call for a code for robotsFinancial Times

Big Tech can no longer be allowed to police itselfFinancial Times

Tech sector struggles to prepare for new EU data protection lawsFinancial Times

Showing the Algorithms Behind New York City ServicesThe New York Times


IPCO LaunchInvestigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office

UK surveillance and spying watchdog begins workThe Guardian

The Guide to International Law and SurveillancePrivacy International

Technology companies

Jon Snow: Facebook a threat to democracyBBC

We need to nationalise Google, Facebook and Amazon. Here’s whyThe Guardian

Who Owns the Internet?The New Yorker

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