Weekly HRBDT News Circular 19 November 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 12-19 November 2019.


AI and child protection

Is it right to use AI to identify children at risk of harm?  – Guardian

Using algorithms in children’s social care: experts call for better understanding of risks and benefits  – Community Care 


Election 2019

Snapchat says it will fact check political ads – BBC

The obscure groups buying up Facebook election adsBBC

Microtargeting, bots and hacking: will digital meddling really swing this election?  –  Guardian


Facial recognition

Porn, public transport and other dubious justifications for using facial recognition software – Guardian



Project Nightingale: Google accesses trove of US patient data –   BBC

Health websites are sharing sensitive medical data with google, facebook and amazonMIT Technology review



Should we be worried by ever more CCTV cameras?BBC



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