Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 11 August 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 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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