Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 16 March 2018

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 16 March 2018
March 21, 2018 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 10th – 16th March 2018.


China Wants to Shape the Global Future of Artificial Intelligence – MIT Technology Review

Bridging the Communication Gap Between Human and MachineMIT Technology Review


Sierra Leone is the first country to run a blockchain-powered electionThe Next Web


A Simple Artificial Heart Could Permanently Replace a Failing Human One – MIT Technology Review

A Body-on-a-Chip Strings Together 10 Model Human Organs – MIT Technology Review

A Startup is Pitching a Mind-Uploading Service that is “100 Percent Fatal” – MIT Technology Review

Privacy, Data Protection and Security 

WhatsApp Sharing User Data with Facebook Would be Illegal, Rules ICO – The Guardian

‘Right to be Forgotten’:  High Court Hears Second Google Case – The Guardian

The Dutch Data Protection Authority Accidentally Leaked its Employee’s Data – The Next Web


Time Limit ‘Protects YouTube Moderators’ from Disturbing Content – BBC

Online Porn Age Checks Delayed in UK – BBC

Google Blames National Action Failure on YouTube Reviewers – BBC


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