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 7 – 12 January 2018.
Comment: Six ways (and counting) big data systems are harming society – Essential Retail
France’s Macron calls for Europe-wide big data strategy – Financial Times
Google sued over ‘male discrimination’ – BBC News
500,000 Britons’ Genomes Will Be Public by 2020, Transforming Drug Research – MIT Technology Review
Data protection bill amended to protect security researchers – The Guardian
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House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Safeguards – The New York Times
In big push for total surveillance, Beijing bets on facial recognition – The Straits Times
Keep Police Use of Big Data to ‘Acceptable Boundaries,’ says Study – The Crime Report
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