Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 16 March 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 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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