Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 20 July

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 20 July
July 23, 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 14 July – 20 July 2018.


Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections’ – BBC


Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says – BBC

Private firms cash in on over-stretched NHS – BBC

Privacy/Data protection

Cliff Richard and freedom of the press – The Guardian

Abuse inquiry fined £200,000 for email data breach – BBC

Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives – The Guardian

Royal Mail delivers fewer letters as new law reduces junk mail – The Guardian

EU agrees on data deal with Japan – Reuters


Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU – BBC

Russian government: Telcoms face cost hike from new security law – Reuters

Egypt targets social media with new law – Reuters


The cameras that know if you’re happy – or a threat – BBC

This company is giving away face recognition software to K-12 schools – MIT Technology Review


Google’s latest AI experiment makes GIFs by watching you move – The Next Web

How location data is used to manipulate airfare and car rental prices – The Next Web

Data mining reveals fundamental pattern of human thinking – MIT Technology Review

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.