Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 16 February 2018

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 10th – 16th February 2018.


Is Your Software Racist? – Politico

Facial Recognition is Accurate, If You’re a White Guy – The New York Times

Auto Insurance Rates Have Skyrocketed, And in Ways That Are Wildly Unfair – The Washington Post


To Fight Fatal Infections, Hospitals May Turn to Algorithms – Scientific American

Mining Scotland’s Health Data to Unlock Innovation and Economic Growth – Insider

Privacy, Data Protection and Security

EU  Hoping New Data Protection Under GDPR Will Have Global Impact – Forbes

India Accused of Creating Identity Card ‘Big Brother’ – The Financial Times


Information Wants to Be ChineseThe New Republic

Big Data, Large ConcernsThe Indian Express


Reporters in China Should Close iCloud Accounts to Avoid Surveillance, Says Free Press WatchdogThe Verge

Government Spying on Immigrants in America is Now Fair Game.  What Next? – The Guardian




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