Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 11 August 2017

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 11 August 2017
August 11, 2017 Krzysztof Garstka

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 4 – 11 August 2017.


At Long Last, a Sensible Internet of Things Security Bill Has Been Introduced in the Senate – Slate

UK government sets out tougher guidelines to protect smart cars from hackers – Reuters

Data Protection

GDPR – sorting the fact from the fiction – Information Commissioner’s Office

UK data protection laws to be overhauled – BBC


How AI robots hunt new drugs for crippling nerve disease – Ars Technica

Siemens to update medical scanner software to deal with security bugs – Reuters

Machine Learning

Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty – BBC

Chinese chatbots apparently re-educated after political faux pas – Reuters

Privacy & Surveillance

ICE Wants to Use Predictive Policing Technology for Its “Extreme Vetting” Program – Slate

ACLU: Absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data – Ars Technica

Keeping up with the drones – The Guardian


Mastercard’s Big Data For Good Initiative: Data Philanthropy On The Front Lines – Forbes

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