Weekly HRBDT News Circular 16 August 2019

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 12 – 16 August 2019.


Facial recognition

This week our HRBDT researcher, Daragh Murray appeared on BBC Radio 4’s PM to talk about Facial Recognition.

Regulator looking at use of facial recognition at King’s Cross siteThe Guardian

Facial recognition in King’s Cross prompts call for new laws BBC

Facebook faces legal fight over facial recognitionBBC

South Wales Police to use facial recognition app on phonesBBC

Kings Cross Facial Recognition Tech ‘Has No Place In Society’, Say CampaignersRights Info

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear TNW


Fake news and deep fakes

Social Media, Disinformation and Electoral IntegrityIFES

In fighting deep fakes, mice may be great listenersBBC


Human Rights and Technology

Tech Versus Human RightsFair Observer



Facebook admits contractors listened to users’ recordings without their knowledgeThe Guardian

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firmsThe Guardian

Surveillance Technology And Cultural Notions of PrivacyForbes

Facebook fumbles on privacy, againPolitico



Malta: Towards Trustworthy AI: Malta’s Ethical AI Framework Open For Public ConsultationMondaq

How Data Privacy Laws Can Fight Fake NewsJust Security


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